Jackie grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and now calls Pratt County home. She and her significant other live on an irrigated and dry-land crop and cattle farm in Preston. She’s lived and worked in large cities and today chooses to call rural Kansas home. When she’s not on the farm or mentoring students, she is the Communications and Marketing Manager for Kanza Cooperative Association.
Articles by Jackie Mundt
The Rewards of Adventure
Diversity is important because different experiences and perspectives can lead to innovation. In rural America, we need that innovation to keep our communities alive and thriving.
Just like with product reviews, the opinions and observations of people living in a place are likely to be the deciding factor for someone to visit, move to or start a business there.
Talking About Weather
Weather is a universal language among farmers and ranchers, central to everything they do. It's also the largest threat to their livelihoods and can rob a year's work in an instant.
Growing Crops, Cattle and Curiosity
Farmers are well versed in more subjects than most professionals are because they have to be. They are hardwired to grow not just crops or animals but also themselves.
Raising your hand to serve your community often means giving up time that you could be spending on your priorities to do work that will benefit others.
A Spring Like No Other
Spring always felt like it sneaks up on you, but this year spring feels like the fresh start we have been desperately waiting for.
The Strength to Weather Storms
My quiet moments during this bitterly cold stretch have been filled with reflections. Calving through a storm is hard work that takes a kind of deep, character-refining strength.
Making Dreams True
So many of us forget to think about what it really takes to make dreams a reality. Dreams are built on hope and grow in the heart and mind of the dreamer.
A break from tradition isn’t the worst thing. Even if you are sad, mad or disappointed about the circumstances, you can still make memories and celebrate with loved ones.