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Confessions of a Farm Wife

"Three farmwives, escaped from the farm and lunchboxes and small children (mostly), having a conversation where we got to finish all our sentences, as if we were real grown-ups. It was pretty awesome!" -Holly Spangler

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Confessions Episode 6: What if the "What If" happens?

"Farms can be replaced but farm families cannot. Poor planning destroys dreams. The best way to end a legacy -- do nothing. Farm succession planning requires communication. Is that possible in your family? Communicate. Communicate. Communicate." Dr. Hanson

17mins

23 Mar 2014

Rank #1

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Episode 21: The Good, the Bad and the Under Water

We've taken a little summer hiatus but we're back to re-cap the Illinois State Fair, the general run-down-ness of it all, and to share the quote of the fair: "I think we've had enough character building." Plus, some stories from the flood that you have to hear to believe. So, once again we're talking food, farming and family, AND we've got new endorsements! Listen in!

27mins

30 Aug 2016

Rank #2

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Episode 23: Deep Dive with Emily

Oh, friends. Do you ever wish you could just sit and have a casual conversation with your friend and learn more about them? Because we do. So we did! In this episode, Emily sat in the hot seat and answered rapid-fire questions from Holly about her dreams, hopes, aspirations and her NEW JOB. I know. It's huge. And as always, we're talking food, family and farming. Give it a listen!

18mins

16 Sep 2016

Rank #3

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Episode 18: Live from Women in Ag

We're talking food, farming and family, and we're doing it live from the Women in Ag conference. Tiny explainer: we're minus one farm mom and plus one Chicago mom. GMOs and food labels? We went there, too.

25mins

11 Apr 2016

Rank #4

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Confessions Episode 7: Bayer Ag Issues Forum and Commodity Classic Recap.

Confessions Episode 7: Bayer Ag Issues Forum and Commodity Classic Recap. by Holly Spangler

32mins

3 Apr 2014

Rank #5

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Walk In My Shoes - The Story of Bruce and Sharon Spangler - By Jenna Spangler

Fulton County 4-H Member, Jenna Spangler, interviews her grandparents, Bruce and Sharon Spangler, about what their life was like while they were growing up. You can learn more about the Illinois Walk In My Shoes project here - http://urbanext.illinois.edu/wims/intro.cfm.

13mins

12 Jul 2014

Rank #6

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Episode 22: Back to School, Baby

The farm houses are quiet again (quiet-er, anyway) because the kids are BACK TO SCHOOL! Here's what it all means to these farm mamas, who may or may not have raised a glass. Plus we're sharing our favorite endorsements again. Listen in as we talk food, family and farming this week!

24mins

9 Sep 2016

Rank #7

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Confessions Episode 8: A Guest in Our Kitchen...

Confessions Episode 8: A Guest in Our Kitchen... by Holly Spangler

44mins

3 Apr 2014

Rank #8

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Emily's Visit with NAFB President Elect Susan Littlefield

A new podcast will be posted soon! In the mean time - be sure to listen to Emily's interview with NAFB President Elect and Farm Wife, Susan Littlefield! You can read Emily's blog here, http://webelfamilyfarm.blogspot.com/, and Holly's blog here, http://farmprogress.com/blogs.aspx?fcb=4!

7mins

10 Mar 2014

Rank #9

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Confessions Episode 13: Choices, Chances, Changes.

Confessions Episode 13: Choices, Chances, Changes. by Holly Spangler

29mins

2 Oct 2014

Rank #10