April 25 2014
I placed this class of Ayrshire aged cows D B A C. With her angularity and her stretch from end to end, D easily wins the class. For the top placing, D goes over B because D is sharper throughout. D is...
April 25 2014
I placed this quality class of Guernsey cows D A C B. D easily starts the class with her long, deep and wide frame and quality mammary system. D places over A with a longer, more snugly-attached fore udder....
April 25 2014
I placed this lovely class of Holstein aged cows C D B A. I started the class with C as I feel she is the cow showing the fewest faults. She is a beautifully balanced dairy cow with great feet and legs...
April 25 2014
I placed this class of Brown Swiss aged cows C A B D. C wins the class in a very close placing over A. It is C's overall dairyness, style, balance, and feet and legs that carry her to the top. C is a taller,...
April 24 2014
Silage bags have become a popular method for storing feed. The machine used to fill these bags is called an ag-bagger. We visited Ag-Bag, a Miller-St. Nazianz company in St. Nazianz, Wis., to see the production...
Sept. 13 2013
Iowa State Ames, Iowa Student Statistics: Dairy Science major: Yes # Dairy Science Students: 75 Percent of dairy grads entering the industry: 95% Percent going back to home farm: 20% Average salary:$38,000...
Sept. 13 2013
DORDT COLLEGE Sioux Center, Iowa Student Statistics: Dairy Science major: No Dairy Option: No # Students intending to pursue a dairy career: 20 Percent going to vet school: 15 % Percent in ag research:...
June 18 2013
Taylor Pires, 2013 Cal Poly State University Taylor was the 25th Hoard's Dairyman summer editorial intern since the program was launched in 1989. While working with the magazine, Pires helped prepare the...
June 14 2013
Casey (Marstaller) Hushon, 2006 Virginia Tech I currently work as a senior account executive at Charleston|Orwig, a marketing communications firm in Hartland, Wis. I started at C|O following college graduation...
June 14 2013
Karyn (Nelson) Eckert, 2003 University of Wisconsin-River Falls After college, I moved to Central Wisconsin where my husband, Nathan, and his father operate a 100-cow dairy farm. Nate and I have two sons,...
June 14 2013
Annie Whitehill, 2004 Kansas State University I have worked for John Deere for seven years as a territory manager in central Minnesota, calling on 29 dealership locations. I am also involved with Stearns...
June 14 2013
Laurie Winkelman, 2001 University of Wisconsin-Madison I am currently a dairy nutritionist and technical specialist for Vita Plus Corporation in northeast Wisconsin. I consult and provide nutrition support...
June 14 2013
Kelly (Sheehan) Kendall, 2002 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities I've always been an ag girl at heart. From growing up on my family's dairy farm, Sheeknoll Farms in Rochester, Minn., to graduating from...
June 14 2013
Lynne (Koinski) Davila, 1999 Texas A&M University After graduation, I became a veterinary assistant at an animal hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Currently, I am a technician in Leesport, Pa. I have three...
June 14 2013
Amy (Meyer) Roady, 2000 University of Illinois Currently, I serve as communications director for the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA). Prior to working for ISA, I was a 4-H youth development educator...
June 14 2013
Shelly (Lammers) O'Leary, 1997 University of Wisconsin-Madison I am married to Josh O'Leary and live in rural Waupun, Wis. I'm currently self-employed as an advanced director and trainer with Pampered...
June 14 2013
Coleen (Mowrey) Jones, 1998 Virginia Tech Since 2002, I have worked as a research associate for the Department of Animal Science at Penn State and assisted with research and extension activities related...
June 14 2013
Tracie (Schwenck) Luedtke, 1994 University of Wisconsin-Madison I live in Beaver Dam, Wis., with my husband, Jason, and our three children: Alexis, Cassandra and Max. I currently work part-time for AgEdNet.com,...
June 14 2013
Julie Orchard, 1993 University of Wisconsin - Madison and Whitewater Currently, I'm a public relations counselor at MorganMyers in Waukesha, Wis. MorganMyers is a strategic communications firm that builds,...
June 14 2013
Kari (Schwenck) Hansen, 1992 University of Wisconsin-Madison I am a partner in Hansen's IGA (seven store grocery chain) in the La Crosse, Wis., area. My husband's parents started the business in 1968....