Aug. 13 2018
For the second year in a row, Hoard’s Dairyman has captured the top three webinar awards from the American Agricultural Editor’s Association (AAEA)
Aug. 10 2018
I was driving to a farm visit, and any time spent in my car I am tuned into the local National Public Radio (NPR) station
Aug. 9 2018
Our staff is like our family. They might not be related to us by blood, but we respect and care about them like we would our own
Aug. 8 2018
It is no secret that the politics in California are a joke. For decades, California’s politics have haunted the agricultural community, but over the past few years we have been able to watch its...
Aug. 7 2018
I think we can all agree that we are beyond frustrated with the state of the dairy industry
Aug. 6 2018
At the American Guernsey Association’s national convention held in June, outstanding cows and herds received awards for their achievements from the previous year
Aug. 3 2018
Last week, I attended the Inaugural Dairy Experience Forum, a conference on engaging today’s consumers to build dairy demand
Aug. 2 2018
It’s been a summer where we have found ourselves short on help with a never-ending to-do list
Aug. 1 2018
It’s becoming increasingly obvious to me that what we’re doing right now in the dairy industry isn’t working. If it were, family farms wouldn’t be selling out at such an alarming...
July 31 2018
There’s a new resource in town, with the latest on feed and nutrition for your cows. Introducing . . . the Feeding Guide, 4th Edition by Mike Hutjens!
July 30 2018
Wisconsin’s Marathon county was a logging community until the late 1800s. At that time, farmers permanently settled in the area, pulling up tree stumps and planting crops to feed their livestock
July 27 2018
Many people don’t think of dairy farming when they think of Utah. Honestly, what comes to my mind first are mountains and national parks (which after you check out some of their farms, you’ll...
July 26 2018
Who in their right mind would choose a career that requires attention and responsibility 24 hours a day, 365 days a year?
July 25 2018
“An almond doesn’t lactate,” may be the best statement said in favor of the dairy industry that I’ve heard lately, and it was a quote by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner...
July 24 2018
We currently are the host to two male carpet gnomes who we have the pleasure of calling our children
July 23 2018
“Where are our consumers spending time on social media?” I get this question a lot from farmers and dairy industry communication professionals during my training sessions
July 20 2018
As farmers get their choppers, trucks, and tractors ready to chop and store corn silage, there is one other thing they should plan out ahead of time this chopping season – testing your kernel processor
July 19 2018
Growing up in the 1980s on my family's dairy farm in central Oregon, I really was unaware of the farm crisis
July 18 2018
How many risk management meetings have you been to in the last two years? I must've attended at least three or four and been invited to over a dozen
July 17 2018
Before I state anything else, let me be clear; this is not a post about small farms versus large farms