Jan. 4 2018
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Jan. 3 2018
Just this week, a professor I encountered at Penn State passed away
Jan. 2 2018
I’ll be the first to admit that my husband and I are “genetics junkies.”
Dec. 29 2017
In life, there are moments that shape who you are. Sometimes those moments are happy and sometimes they are not. Today I lost a cow. It was not just any cow
Dec. 28 2017
It’s a date that was a major turning point for our farm. It’s the day our calf program was literally revolutionized
Dec. 27 2017
Before this piece starts the arguments for and against the above stated question, I want to simply open this as a conversation
Dec. 26 2017
There is nothing more intimidating to me in a kitchen than a pile of dirty dishes. The larger it grows the less I want to deal with it
Dec. 22 2017
Earlier this month, I flew to Oregon to milk cows while my dad had surgery. I had instructions and milked with him from start to finish for three days prior to his departure
Dec. 21 2017
All the animals are clipped, the tack is loaded, and the show whites are packed. All of this only means one thing, it’s fair time!
Dec. 20 2017
My Christmas list is rather short this year . . . the only gift I’d really like is to spend time with my family
Dec. 19 2017
I have pulled many newborn calves since coming home from college. I am usually the go-to person when one of our employees sees a cow or heifer struggling to calve
Dec. 18 2017
It took my pal just one minute to call this past weekend to see if I could leave the farm to go horseback riding with him and his daughter
Dec. 15 2017
Cornell University’s Paul Virkler, D.V.M., presented the December webinar, “Troubleshooting mastitis and milk quality programs.” While we often focus on the people and cows involved in...
Dec. 14 2017
It has started to look a lot like Christmas at Hillcrest Farms. The weather has officially become what we consider pretty chilly here in Georgia
Dec. 13 2017
As a farmer, you put your heart and soul into what you do. You live, eat, and breathe the work you do. It is not a job but a lifestyle. It can bring you great joy one moment and heartache the next
Dec. 12 2017
We all have something that makes our farm unique, and we all have differing ways of accomplishing our goals as dairy farmers
Dec. 11 2017
I am a huge fan of chocolate milk. White milk is good too, of course, but if I have a choice, I am going to pick chocolate nearly every time
Dec. 8 2017
The Winter Olympics will be here in about two months. It seems the whole world takes a break from their regular activities to admire the talents of the best athletes in the world every two years (alternating...
Dec. 7 2017
Imagine you are driving down a country road and you see a farm off in the distance. It looks to be well cared for but as you approach the farm’s drive, there’s something wrong
Dec. 6 2017
I am blessed to be among the 97 percent of dairy farmers who get to work with their family every single day