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"Travel again. Carve out time with your loved ones. Go see a corner of America you have yet to visit. Adventure awaits … and the work is still here when you come home."
Katie Pinke and her family recently reconnected with a nurse who cared for her son after a spinal cord injury.
"American life is not bleak, in my opinion. If you want to find the goodness, the Americana we love, go out and experience rural America."
"Watching non-traditional farm girls learn to care for livestock, including working with their stubborn heifers in the yard where my great-great-grandparents and great-grandparents once lived by the old granary, blends the old with the new."

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Whatever tops your list as the most important event of the summer, the equivalent of a large Christmas gathering, show up for it. Your example sets the tone for the next generation.
As older kids grow their independence, they spend less time at home, depending on their parents. Katie Pinke shares her memories of how her mom developed her independence by riding her bike to the grocery store and how her daughters are growing their own interests this summer break.
With a solid business plan, hard work and enthusiasm, agritourism can be an option to stay on a farm and create added income, all while providing others a connection to agriculture.
"I respect differences and diversity. I celebrate modern agriculture, close to home and those farming far from the fields I know."
Katie Pinke's ag advocacy approach changed over the past years when she observed more divisive voices in agriculture pitting one form of agriculture against another, rather than building up unifying voices.
"I left the state FBLA conference reminded of the importance of showing gratitude, even when your words don’t come out as planned."

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Darren Deile runs Stan's Supermarket, a small grocery store in rural North Dakota with an outsized reputation for the sausage that it ships across the continental U.S.
At a recent conference, Katie Pinke rediscovered the importance of networking and connection in growing as a person and professional.
Our shared experiences in rural America, no matter when or how you arrived, connect us. Our ability to work hard, together, build communities with opportunities.

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