Originally a native of New Mexico, Kim has a unique career background as a teacher and a television news professional for PBS and NBC affiliates. She moved to Kansas to marry her husband, Adam, in 2010. With their children, Banks and Isannah, the family raises wheat, corn, soybeans, grain sorghum and popcorn on their McPherson County farm. Kim teaches English and Journalism and serves as the Inman FFA assistant sponsor at Inman Junior/Senior High School.
Articles by Kim Baldwin
Kids on the Bus
I hope my two children continue to look forward to going to school every morning – even if it’s mainly because they get to traverse the bumpy rural dirt roads on a big yellow bus.
We will still collapse into bed at night after exhausting days trying to take full advantage of all that the summer days allow us to absorb.
Helpers Big and Small
From preparing irrigation, laying pipe, servicing the tractors, trucks and combines, helping with irrigation repairs, cutting wheat and delivering the grain, we have a great group of people helping us.
One major goal is to keep the kids learning so they don’t experience the “summer slip." That means visits to the library, intentional quiet time and exploring the great outdoors, among other continuing lessons.
The Magic of a Grain Bin
Just like the stages observed during an annual life cycle of a crop, our grain bin also experiences stages, from its intended purpose of storing a crop to holding impromptu summer concerts.
Blooms of Promise
While there are many days ahead before I can guarantee a fruit crop, the honeybees have at least convinced me of a more promising outcome than last year’s.
It’s strange to think simple signs are all around us daily. May we all occasionally notice these and allow them to energize and power us as we move forward.
Still Pushing Forward
I admire the students (and their teachers) still pushing forward for continued self-improvement and excellence, even in the time of a pandemic.
A Dog's Duties
My guess is our dog, Rosie Bo, will continue performing her essential responsibilities on the farm with little hesitation. After all, it’ll just be another day for our farm dog.