My name is Rita Vander Kooi and I typically write on Thursdays about happenings on the farm and in my family here in Minnesota.
I think that as a farmer, it is time to quit saying, “If you ate today, you can thank me.”. I sincerely believe I should thank you, the one who buys the food we produce, for supporting us. My husband and I truly enjoy farming and are so thankful for the opportunity to work in a profession that gives us great challenges and great rewards. Raising our kids on a farm is a huge priority for us. Being good stewards of our land and our animals so we can pass our farm on to our children is just what we do.
If you have a question about dairy cows and every day stuff on the farm and in the field, please ask me. I know there is a ton of misinformation out there. I am just a normal person that loves to write. No question is a bad question. My hope is to bridge the gap between those who farm and those who don’t — and can’t figure out how many generations they would have to go back to find a relative who did.
One of my most popular posts was about our 10th anniversary in April 2013, when I wrote about the top 5 things I love about being married to my husband. He is truly my everything. Thanks for reading and I hope you will continue and tell your friends…. about the gal who fell head over heels with this guy who was determined to farm the land and care for animals, soshemarriedafarmer. That’s me!