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Jenny Schlecht

Jenny Schlecht is Agweek's Content Manager. She lives with her husband and two daughters on a farm and ranch in Medina, N.D. — a perfect vantage point for writing agriculture and rural news.

Jenny grew up on a farm and ranch outside Billings, Mont. She graduated from the University of Mary with a bachelor's degree in communications and a minor in psychology. She previously worked as a police and courts reporter and assistant city editor at the Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune.

Jenny can be reached at or 701-595-0425.

We do so many things on farms and ranches that could end badly. And we do them as a matter of course, without thinking overly much about what could happen if things went wrong.
If you're still uncertain about whether the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill was a good idea, maybe this story out of rural North Dakota will influence you.
After many years of behind-the-scenes work in the district and community, Hope-Page started a new agriculture program and new FFA chapter during the 2020-21 school year. Now in its second year, it’s something for which the community and students can be thankful.
Across the region, the numbers of agriculture education and FFA programs are growing, albeit at different rates and, in some cases, for different reasons.
North Dakota farmer Kurt Groszhans has been accused of attempted assassination in Ukraine, but his family thinks it’s a business matter gone wrong.
"Landowners aren't trying to stop hunting. Most of us have a healthy appreciation for the population control hunters provide. We simply want to know who is on our land, just as anyone in town would want to know if someone was in their yard or garage and what they're doing there."
It's amazing how much more welcome the cats find the comforts we offer them when the mercury drops. Humans aren't much different
Wheeler said the deep moisture profile, deep in the soil, is what the U.S. Drought Monitor measures, along with other drought indicators like the levels of reservoirs and lakes.
When you're a farm kid, you know that sports are an extra, no matter how important they are to you at the time.
Even with improvements since late August, drought conditions remain a serious issue in much of the region. But StormTRACKER meteorologist Jesse Ritka said some storms in the forecast could help