May 5 2021
Every romantic comedy ever proves just how easy it is to find your true love
May 4 2021
I’ve been reading the book “Grit” by Angela Duckworth. She defines grit as passion and perseverance for long-term goals
May 3 2021
Microbial and non-microbial factors often cause udder tissue stress. When this happens, it results in a loss of tissue functionality and productivity
April 30 2021
It’s dairy banquet season, at least in Iowa. It’s the season where dairy producers and supporters come together to honor outstanding farming families, recognize friends of the industry
April 28 2021
Assembling an “A-Team” roster and not just people on your payroll is easier than most think
April 26 2021
Many of us who grew up on a farm or raised kids on a farm often say that it’s one of the best childhoods there is
April 26 2021
Feed prices have increased substantially in recent months. Further complicating the cost situation, the winter storm that blew through Texas froze water pipes and natural gas lines, which created a short-term...
April 23 2021
Each year that I’ve been an undergraduate student at Cornell, my Sigma Alpha chapter has put on an event that we like to call “The Art of Agriculture.”
April 22 2021
This has been a disappointing week in my little corner of the world
April 21 2021
I didn’t grow up wanting to be a farmer. I resented being the farm kid. I couldn’t go to friend’s houses after school because there were calves to feed
April 19 2021
If you use social media to promote your farm, are you making yourself a target for activists?
April 19 2021
As a dairy farmer, you know when your farm is hitting on all cylinders: your herd is healthy and the cows are thriving and productive. Of course, you also know when something is misfiring
April 16 2021
When I was 8 years old, a tiny, premature calf was born that I absolutely fell in love with. Her body was somewhat average in size, but her legs were short and stubby
April 15 2021
Many aspects of our dairy and ways of thinking have changed here at Hillcrest Farms since moving to a robotic milking system. The work is less physical and more mental
April 14 2021
Cow cooling, animal care, and a well-balanced ration all go a long way in in keeping cows healthy through hot weather.
April 13 2021
That much-awaited spring sunshine has finally arrived in the Pacific Northwest. In rather full force this week, we are expected to hit temperatures in the high 70s
April 12 2021
A cooperative of dairy farmers can benefit all
April 12 2021
Alfalfa growers have heard the downside of harvesting alfalfa too late. After plants have initiated regrowth, there’s a legitimate case for earlier cutting. Alfalfa requires energy in the form of...
April 8 2021
Last week, my home community lost someone very special. He was a cornerstone of the agriculture community there, and his presence was unforgettable. When my family and our 4-H club heard the news
April 8 2021
An online conversation over a controversial Burger King commercial turned into so much more and put agriculture in a more positive light