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What’s Up with Wheat? Firsthand reflections on a grain gone awry

This past fall, I drove with my colleague, Eleanor Heidkamp-Young, 6,800 miles over nine weeks touring the heartland of America.  Starting in Kenai, Alaska and ending in Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, our objective was to work within small rural communities to accelerate … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Whole-Grain Bread

While traveling this fall, Mim and I were fortunate to share many meals with our Change Clubs. Bread was often a staple. We had various types of wheat bread, bread made with rice and oatmeal, and of course the hearty loaf … Continue reading

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StrongWomen Across America Final Video

Happy New Year! As I reflect over the past year, I am thankful for so much. It has been a watershed year for me personally and professionally.The nine week StrongWomen Across America tour was such an adventure and was truly … Continue reading

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Green Rebuilding in Tornado Alley

Two of our Change Club communities, Pratt, Kansas and Lamar, Missouri, reside in what is considered “Tornado Alley,” the central plains of the United States between the Rocky and Appalachian Mountains. They both happened to be right next door to … Continue reading

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West End Change Club

After driving a total of 6,500 miles, visiting 16 states, and 58 days on the road, we arrived at our home away from home in Tannersville, Pennsylvania on a snowy Sunday morning. Our work in Pennsylvania was in ‘the West … Continue reading

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Our Nation’s Bounty

While traveling, we saw miles of wheat and cornfields and silos for storage that soar into the air at the edge of small, quiet towns. In Washington State we passed through an area with huge warehouse sized controlled atmosphere storage … Continue reading

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Clinton Change Club: The Power to Empower

There is an electrical contracting company in the center of Clinton, Wisconsin that has recently painted a stunning, huge red and white mural on the side of its building: a hand with a bolt of lighting. The Change Club ladies … Continue reading

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Change Club of Lamar Thinks Big

You can always amend a big plan, but you can never expand a little one. I don’t believe in little plans. I believe in plans big enough to meet a situation, which we can’t possibly foresee now. -Harry S. Truman … Continue reading

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StrongWomen Rally in Arkansas

Our work in Arkansas was all about StrongWomen! Our first three days focused on our work with the StrongWomen Change Club of Camden. The last day we led a StrongWomen Rally in Hot Springs. Arknasas likely has the largest active … Continue reading

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The Heartland Change Club: Pratt, Kansas

Rolling into Pratt from the west, we were greeted by a “Welcome StrongWomen” sign on the Kansas State County Extension office. We immediately felt at home. Day one started with a community presentation at the Jean Clarkson-Frisbie Pavilion. This was … Continue reading

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