A woman in a teal shirt with glittery details around the neck leans against a weathered wooden gate. Her arms are crossed and she's smiling.

Jenny Schlecht

Editor

Jenny Schlecht is Agweek's director of ag content. She serves as editor of Agweek, Sugarbeet Grower and BeanGrower. She lives with her husband and two daughters on a farm and ranch in Medina, North Dakota — a perfect vantage point for writing agriculture and rural news.

Jenny grew up on a farm and ranch outside Billings, Montana. 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 jschlecht@agweek.com or 701-595-0425.

"It's pretty easy to forget that the rest of us can stay inside and not deal with these things only because there are people who willingly go outside every day and do the work. When you pull a package of hamburger or a steak from your freezer, remember the ones who raised the cattle and say a little prayer for their safety and well-being."
Cass-Clay Creamery recently delivered more than 24,000 units of Giving Cow, a shelf-stabilized milk, to the Great Plains Food Bank — part of an announced donation of 82,000 units.
Jenny Schlecht reflects on the little irritants on a farm, like the dust from pushing cattle or unloading corn and how it can affect parts of day-to-day life.
Jenny Schlecht ponders the continuing legacy of her husband's great-grandmother, whose recipe continues to be used to raise thousands of dollars for good causes and whose progeny show up to help in the efforts.
The National 4-H Council plans to use the $50 million that writer and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated to boost training and programming for both adult leaders and for the youth they serve.
The smell of the ranch in the fall is far more than just the manure; it's all the comforting things that farm kids grow to associate with home.
The order, issued Wednesday, Sept. 28, intends to provide "relief from certain regulations for drivers and carriers transporting HPAI emergency equipment and supplies to help mitigate the impacts and limit the spread of HPAI in Minnesota." Walz previously issued similar executive orders in March and April.
"I know 125 years isn't a long time in the whole scope of human history, but it's pretty impressive for this part of the world. What's more impressive to me is that the town hasn't just stayed alive but has recently found new and interesting ways to stay lively."
As the summer waned, Jenny Schlecht thought she had won the battle against garden pests and looked forward to a feast of sweet corn. The area raccoons made sure to let her know that she was wrong.
A team of tractor restorers working in Harwood, North Dakota, brought the 1909 Kerosene Annie back to life, just in time to appear at the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion in Rollag, Minnesota.