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South Dakota cousins improve pasture management with CSP

For Charlie and Aaron Johnson, family farming takes on a very literal meaning.

The cousins work together alongside Charlie’s brothers, Allan and Kevin, and Charlie’s son, Jordan, to operate a combined nearly 3,000 acres in Madison, South Dakota.

The Johnsons’ operation includes four major crops—corn, oats, soybeans, and alfalfa hay—in a six-year rotation. 

Bryan Health pushes to use locally-sourced foods

The idea of a large institution using local foods to supplement their day-to-day meal services sounds next to impossible.

But, it’s not.

Lincoln, Nebraska, is home to Bryan Health, a 550-bed, nonprofit, locally owned, health care organization that serves patients throughout Nebraska, as well as parts of Kansas, Iowa, South Dakota, and other states in the region.

Brooks receives Latino Business Center Entrepreneur Award

More than just a day spa, the mission of Rosa Maria Brooks’ business is to help people create and maintain an optimal lifestyle, supporting, inspiring, and encouraging through therapeutic massage and other tools, safely and easily, with the use of noninvasive technology.

She opened Rosa Maria’s Wellness Spirit Of Healing And Astrology Center, LLC, in Hastings, Nebraska, in 2009. Rosa Maria offers massages, cupping, hot stones, essential oils, and aromatherapy, among other services.


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