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8LEGACY8jumpedthefenceandwenthalfamiledowntheroad.Theyx19renotasusedtopeopleasthefull-growncowsarex1dNancysays.Thecalvesareeveryonex19sfavoritebuttheyx19rejustthebeginningsaysNancy.x1cIsaytothestudentsx18Nowyouwaitx18tilyouseetheirmothersandyoux19llunderstandthisisababyinproportiontothemother.Thesecalvesweigh75poundswhentheyx19rebornx19andthekidswillsayx18Thatx19showmuchIweighnowx19x1dNancyclaimsthatthebestwaytoteachthestudentsaboutagricultureistohelpthemmakeconnectionstotheirownlives.x1cItrytomakeitrelevanttothemx1dshesays.x1cSeebackwherethosetiresareupontopofthatmoundThatx19sourcornsilage.Itx19sapitsilothatwex1ellonceayear.Ishowthekidsandtellthemx18thatx19slikeifyourmotherhadtogooutandbuygroceriesforawholeyear.x19Wewatchavideothattalksabouthowababycowcandrink50gallonsofwateradaywhichisequivalenttoabathtub.Theycanx19tvisualize50gallonsofwaterbuttheycanvisualizeabathtubandtheyx19rejustamazed.x1dx1cThekidswillaskquestionstoox1dsaysOtto.x1cSomeofthedarnedestquestionsx18Howdoyoutellaboyfromagirlx19x1cNancylaughsandaddsx1cThex1ersttimethatcameupIsaidx18Okayteacheranytimeyouwanttojumpinherex19x1dx1cIcanx19tcomplimentenoughtheteachersthatbringtheirkidsoutherex1dsaysOtto.Nancyagrees.x1cIthinktheteachersmustreallyseeavalueinit.Itx19snotjustax1eeldtripforthesakeofax1eeldtrip.Theteachershaveacurriculumandtheyworkitintoeverything.Thekidsarereallyseeinganoverviewofagriculture.Theyx19rereallyexcitedtocomeoutandIthinktheylearnsomething.x1dWiththeirprofessionasdairyfarmerscomesalevelofresponsibilityfortheirlandandfortheircommunity.x1cWewanttobeagoodstewardoftheland.Wewanttobeagoodneighbor.Ithinkbecausepeoplearegettingmoreconcernedwithwheretheirfoodcomesfromwex19remorevisiblethanindividualsinotherprofessionsx1dsaysNancy.OttoandNancyHeisnerlovetheirwayoflifeandenjoypassingtheirknowledgeontothenextgeneration.Witheveryyearcomesanewgroupofstudentsaswellasnewchallengesnewtribulationsandnewtriumphs.WhenyouworkwiththeearthandwithlivingbreathingbeingsastheHeisnersdoyourdayisnx19talwayspredictablebutitisalwaysrewarding.x1cTheattractionofdairyingistherewardsx1dconcludesOttox1cwhenattheendofyouryearyoucanlookbackandsayx18Wex19vecomealongway.x19x1dx1cResourceiscommunityminded.IwastheDeKalbCounty4-HSecretaryfor13yearsandIsawfirsthandhowResourceBanksupportedthecommunity.IknowwereallyappreciatedwhatResourcedidforusat4-H.x1dx13NancyHeisnerThemilkingparlor