The author is an associate editor and covers animal health, dairy housing and equipment, and nutrient management. She grew up on a dairy farm near Plymouth, Wis., and previously served as a University of Wisconsin agricultural extension agent. She received a master’s degree from North Carolina State University and a bachelor’s from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Sept. 21 2017
Since 1988, each World Dairy Expo has had a unique theme. That theme is reflected in just about every aspect of the show, from the Purple Cow Gift Shop to media materials to the ever popular showring
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Sept. 20 2017
Four classes and a set of questions make up the Central National FFA Dairy Cattle Judging Contest that takes place during World Dairy Expo each year. Around 400 students compete.Early on the Tuesday m
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Sept. 18 2017
Students interested in dairy and journalism are encouraged to apply for the 2018 Hoard’s Dairyman editorial internship
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Sept. 11 2017
Cottage cheese was once touted as a diet food, but over time its popularity waned. Consumption peaked in the early 1970s, when per capita consumption in the United States was 5.2 pounds per person. Si
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Sept. 10 2017
When dairyman Hank Choate saw the “unavailable” number pop up on his cell phone screen late one Thursday afternoon in April, he assumed it was not a call he wanted to take
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Sept. 4 2017
Glen Arnold“We have to give a lot of thought to how manure is applied,” said Glen Arnold, with Ohio State University Extension. “Our product is very visible.”
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Sept. 1 2017
Life lessons, fun memories, and family traditions make the county fair a special place for many of us
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Aug. 28 2017
Think that all manure is basically the same? Think again. “There’s a lot of variation in manure,” said University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Chris Baxter during his presentation...
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Aug. 21 2017
In agriculture, we have seen tremendous advancements in the use of technology. During his presentation at the UW-Discovery Farm’s “Soil, Water, and Big Data Field Day,” Brian Luck reminded...
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Aug. 14 2017
What does the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue say is a “must” for dairy farmers in the next farm bill?
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Aug. 7 2017
For years, scientists have been trying unsuccessfully to create a vaccine against human immunodeficiency virus or HIV, the virus that causes AIDS
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July 31 2017
Vibrant images help bring our articles to life in the magazine
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July 24 2017
Year after year of growing sales show that organic food is not a disappearing market. The American organic industry topped $43 billion in 2016, surpassing the $40 billion mark for the first time
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July 17 2017
When we are working with cows every day, we often don’t realize just how fast the dairy industry is changing
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July 10 2017
When someone commits a crime, they must serve the time. However, once some individuals are released from jail, they struggle to acquire the skills they need to find gainful employment
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July 3 2017
Add vitamin K to the list of positive attributes that come from a dairy-filled diet. Leafy green vegetables are the most obvious choice when it comes to getting enough of the vitamin
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June 26 2017
You can’t milk a nut; it’s as simple as that. The European Court of Justice proved its agreement with that statement in a recent judgment
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June 19 2017
Hoard’s Dairyman and Hay and Forage Grower staff visited the University of Wisconsin Agricultural Research Station for some professional development.
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June 19 2017
Alternative beverages continue to fill the dairy aisle, but here’s proof that they simply don’t stack up to cows’ milk
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June 12 2017
Calf housing is most often designed with health benefits and labor efficiency in mind. With limited complexity in their environment, calves will often turn to non-nutritive suckling for entertainment