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Need help with an issue related to life in the country? We’ve got answers.
QUESTION: How can we tell if our farm pond is safe for swimming? ANSWER: A dip in the pond can be a welcome relief on a hot day, but it’s good to know what you’re jumping into....
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Take these important steps to childproof your garden
My kids loved to play in the garden as they were growing up. They would pull out radishes and eat them without washing them off. I'm sure they ate a lot of dirt! Spending time in the landscape...
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Protect your kids from farm hazards
I spent a lot of time outdoors when I was little. I jumped into the hay mow, collected frogs at the pond, dug in the garden, and was always around livestock. When you’re a kid, a farm is one...
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Kids and goats make great friends! These adorable photos shared by our readers prove it!
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Add a country flare to your red, white and blue celebration this year with these ideas and decorations.
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Kids often can't separate their excitement from safe behavior
What kid isn't excited when they get a new horse? Unfortunately, children often can't separate their excitement from safe behavior. Without proper safety education, there's the potential...
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A children's book with a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) format to help children learn about agronomic, crop and soil sciences.
Soybeans are cool. That’s the message of Coolbean the Soybean, now available as an interactive book for grades 3-5. Author Shawn Conley is an agronomy professor and the Soybean and Wheat...
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A playhouse combines imagination and physical activity
When my brother and sister and I were small, we had our very own playhouse. It was a one-room structure with two windows, carpeting, and even a front porch.  My parents have kept it maintained,...
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Give kids their own special space with a bedroom that is designed around their interests. Any child would be thrilled to have one of these fun rooms!
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Kids love horses, but riding or being around them can be dangerous. Follow these tips from Farm Safety 4 Just Kids (fs4jk.org) to help keep everyone safe and happy.

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