Kelsey Pagel

Kelsey Pagel

Kelsey and her husband, Matt, farm and ranch in northeast Kansas. They sell the food they grow on the farm (including beef and eggs) through area farmers markets and on their website They share their lives through social media on Facebook and Instagram @SustainableBitesLLC and Snapchat @EverydayKelsey. 


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    Fall on the Farm

    By Kelsey Pagel on September 24, 2019

    Fall season on our farm means my husband, Matt, and I  are all about our cow herd.  We have three groups of cattle on our farm. Cows have babies once per year, approximately. One of our groups have...

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    What To Do When You Spot Cattle On the Road

    By Kelsey Pagel on September 28, 2018

    Since my last post I’m happy to say we have received moisture. While we are still way behind our normal precipitation at this point, we are excited about the rain we have received so far. This time...

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    Waiting on the Rain

    By Kelsey Pagel on August 15, 2018

    August is here and as many prepare to head back to school we are working hard to get things done before fall arrives. Most of the summer, farmers act like squirrels—we work hard to gather what we’ll...

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    Save Money on Vacation without Sacrificing

    By Kelsey Pagel on July 17, 2018

    Summer on the farm is busy and stressful. A 12-hour day feels like a short day, and with the sun staying up later, farming is never busier. Cows rotate through the grazing paddocks, hay is put up, we...

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    3 Tips to Survive the Summer Insanity

    By Kelsey Pagel on June 13, 2018

    The kids are out of school, summer sports are in full swing and the heat has arrived. For farmers and ranchers, this also means long days, little rest and lots of moving parts. Below I share some...

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    10 Cattle Facts that Will Impress Your Friends

    By Kelsey Pagel on May 23, 2018

    1. Cows are only females. Many of us call all cattle "cows" but in rancher talk, a cow is a cow if she has had three or more calves. There are also heifers (young female), first calf heifers (female...

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    Life on the farm

    By Kelsey Pagel on May 22, 2018

    My name is Kelsey and I’m excited to write for Kansas Living and share what happens on our farm. I was born and raised on a family farm in northeast Kansas. My husband, Matt, also grew up on a farm...

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