Dec. 9 2019
Last week I taught class of high school juniors and seniors about marketing, and we were discussing where their target audience would be using social media
Dec. 6 2019
There are a lot of farmers out there this year feeling pretty grinchy. Winter is coming, some of us are still harvesting, our finances aren’t getting any better, and with the recent news of Dean’s...
Dec. 5 2019
It’s the time of year to count our blessings. Let me hit rewind for a moment and recap our Thanksgiving
Dec. 3 2019
I was fortunate to have my sister, Megan Carey, spend her Thanksgiving holiday with us in St. Louis. We grew up on our parents’ dairy farm in Florida, and both stayed in the dairy industry albeit...
Dec. 2 2019
A new year is right around the corner, which means it is resolution season. Many consumers will be thinking about new health and fitness goals and looking for information on how they can meet them
Nov. 29 2019
Has there been too much negative talk about the current state of the dairy industry? Some might think so – especially this week when we’re supposed to express what we’re thankful for
Nov. 27 2019
Okay, I’m going to be honest here. I have never raised calves in my life. Yes, I know that’s a crazy notion for some, but it’s the truth
Nov. 26 2019
Another perfect fall day in the Northwest. Sun shining through perfectly colored leaves. A crisp, fresh air without a cloud in the sky
Nov. 22 2019
Yes, I know it’s not quite Thanksgiving yet, and some purists may believe that it’s too early to be thinking about Santa and stockings, but I disagree
Nov. 21 2019
The last day of July I received a phone call from my husband, Scott, that one of our off-site heifers was injured
Nov. 20 2019
Last week, when the news broke that Dean’s had filed for bankruptcy, I sat staring at my phone wondering what this meant for our family farm; you see, we ship our milk to Dean’s
Nov. 19 2019
University of Minnesota senior Emily Annexstad and her sophomore brother Matthias topped the collegiate and 4-H contests, respectively, held at the North American International Livestock Exposition in...
Nov. 19 2019
“A huge, powerful, and overwhelming force or institution.” That is the definition of juggernaut, and Spencer County FFA in Kentucky has certainly earned the description after claiming their...
Nov. 18 2019
“Looking at the big picture . . . excessive rainfall had a huge impact on both hay crops and corn silages this year,” said Mike Rankin
Nov. 15 2019
Lately, mental health has been a circulating concern and the topic of a lot of conversations
Nov. 14 2019
“Dairymen are typically wired differently than the average person. Solving challenges is what we enjoy doing the most. We’re made to be problem-solvers,” says Dante Migliazzo
Nov. 14 2019
It was a battle all day at the North American International Livestock Exposition for the Dairy Bowl contest. Seventeen teams from Washington to Massachusetts competed. Wisconsin was undefeated when they...
Nov. 13 2019
Oh, this little girl . . . I don’t know what it is, but she is my princess. She’s just over a year old, and she is already a rough and tumble, never quit monster with an eye for accessories...
Nov. 12 2019
Pull into any farmyard and you will likely be welcomed by the farm dog before the farmer. Sometimes those barks belong to the true working dog, other times it’s the family dog or even the little...
Nov. 11 2019
TikTok is a global social network based on video content that started in China. The audience is mostly younger people (under 30 years old), and it is around the size of Instagram with about 1 billion users