June 21 2019
Growing up as a breed convention attendee and competitor, I knew that the end of the school year didn’t mean the beginning of vacation, hanging by the pool, or even simply relaxing in front of the...
June 20 2019
I recently was interviewed for a podcast called, "Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker," regarding food insecurity and raising kids on our family dairy farm. As I was telling my story — I was
June 19 2019
I started advocating as a means to share my farm with the world, or whoever would listen
June 18 2019
There are a lot of terrible things being said about the dairy industry right now, and it isn’t going to stop
June 17 2019
The breeding age heifer contributes greatly to the future success of a dairy. She can also be the source of lost opportunities. Joe Dalton, University of Idaho, addressed the importance of getting young...
June 14 2019
Most of our Saturday mornings might include feeding calves, chores, or if we’re younger, maybe watching some cartoons to kick-off the weekend
June 13 2019
So, you've got some great ideas about how to promote dairy products and dairy farming and you are ready to get involved, especially during June Dairy Month
June 12 2019
Summer break is here and so are the kids! Holy moly! I love those little humans, but wow, they have some serious energy
June 11 2019
The last thing the dairy industry needed while it’s down is an abuse video . . . but that’s exactly what we got
June 7 2019
Sometimes we just need a way to get through the day. Maybe we’re looking for a lunchtime dessert or just a snack to get through work
June 6 2019
Find an outlet to vent, to talk. Facebook has groups; Twitter has space. Find a church group or card group. Talk to your spouse
June 5 2019
Dairy farming has always felt like an uphill battle. The hours, the pay, the public perception; it feels like too much
June 4 2019
School’s out, and summer is finally here! Summertime memories are some of my favorite. As a youth, I had the opportunity to travel the United States every summer
June 3 2019
For the past 40 years the Dane County Dairy Promotion Committee has organized a free dairy promotion event just steps away from the state capitol of America’s Dairyland
May 31 2019
At just 5 years old, I fell into the dairy industry by chance, but I’ve stayed by choice. My older brother had started showing dairy cattle for a local dairyman at the 2003 North Carolina State Fair
May 30 2019
Each year, we go through rain spells and dry spells, hot spells and cold spells. When it is cold, we are thinking about how nice hot weather would be, and when it is hot, we dream about how good that cold...
May 29 2019
Dear God, I know we pray for rain all the time, but will you please shut it off! We need to get corn in the ground and the corrals will not dry!
May 28 2019
Comparison is the thief of joy. Let’s enjoy the gifts of this dairy lifestyle
May 27 2019
Today’s milking technology provides numerous data points for dairies to use in their day-to-day routines and management decisions. With software and tools to monitor and track every step your cow...
May 24 2019
The rain has started falling again, and I am once again staring out the window wondering when and if it will stop