April 28 2017
The snow has melted, the rains have subsided in some areas, and the temperatures are more tolerable. And that means it’s spring-cleaning time
April 27 2017
“Milk is only for breakfast,” answered one of my classmates as we lectured in a recent class about fluid milk consumption in the United States. Unfortunately, several other students agreed...
April 26 2017
Sometimes the reactions I get when I tell people how often I go home on the weekends while attending college full time are surprising
April 25 2017
Areas of the country have been dumping milk for far too long. Now processors are dropping patrons
April 24 2017
As editors, we cover a wide breadth of unique events. Not only covering, but being part of the “Rural Life Days” with the Most Reverend David Ricken, bishop of the Green Bay Catholic Diocese
April 21 2017
Easter and Christmas are the two days when most churches are standing-room only. A person must arrive at church 30 minutes ahead of the start of mass to try to get a seat
April 20 2017
My brother and I are the third generation to farm the land on our home farm in Dearing, Ga. We are in the “teaching phase” of our business with my daughter and nephew both deciding they wanted...
April 19 2017
That last time I cried this much was when we buried my Grandma Pritzl — the last of my four grandparents to pass
April 17 2017
One of the best things an operation can do for its future is invest in taking care of calves in the first two months. Although that care can be accomplished a great number of ways
April 14 2017
Cows feel heat stress before people do, and higher producing cows generate a lot more heat than lower producing ones
April 13 2017
If you are anything like me, you have a wide array of thin, holy, worn out t-shirts specifically for farm use, and they are cluttering your closet
April 12 2017
From the East Coast to the West Coast, I have had the opportunity to tour several dairy farms and expand my knowledge of the dairy industry simply by spending an hour observing an operation
April 11 2017
Every day (or every other day), the milk truck rolls in, loads up our milk, and delivers the fruits of our labor to the processing plant
April 10 2017
Particularly in tight financial years for agriculture, the argument for finding the economically optimal corn plant population has perpetuated
April 7 2017
Comfort foods. Those snacks that make us feel happy when we have had a rough day, got bad news, or just as a pick-me-up
April 5 2017
While the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm is well known for its Guernsey herd, the Hoard’s Jerseys have been working hard, too
April 5 2017
While the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm is well known for its Guernsey herd, the Hoard’s Jerseys have been working hard, too
April 4 2017
Do you know who your representatives are on the State and Federal level? If your answer to this question is no, do your industry a favor and Google them right now
April 3 2017
Eight in 10 millennial shoppers say it’s important to eat healthy according to a survey done by the marketing firm The Halo Group
March 31 2017
Ever notice how much time you spend talking to others who farm, between attending ag meetings and sitting on ag boards and committees? Talking to our farm friends is so easy