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Women in Ag Network - August Feature

By Megan Roberts and Sarah Schieck, Extension Educators

Our August 2019 "Woman in Ag" feature is Chandra Pagel. Chandra is a special education teacher and a dairy farmer. In addition to her busy career responsibilities, Chandra is active in her community; for example, she and her husband currently serve on the Young Farmers and Ranchers state committee for MN Farm Bureau. Below Chandra shares about her farm and more. Thanks Chandra for sharing your story.
WAGN: Tell us about your farm. Chandra: Together with my husband and his parents, I farm in Southeastern Minnesota. As a family, we care for and milk a small herd of Holstein cows. We raise and house all of our replacement heifers on the farm. In addition, we have a small herd of beef pairs. We grow a variety of crops such as corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and rye grass and utilize cover crops to improve soil health.
WAGN: During the school year you are very busy teaching. How do you balance helping out on the farm when you have a …