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March 17 2023
A strand of twine, an empty teat dip barrel, a lose piece of wire, a scrap of freestall neck rail, emptied mineral tubs, extra metal brackets, broken skid loader attachments, and so forth — these...
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March 15 2023
The thought of creating a business plan for your farm can be daunting, but this document serves several important purposes. For starters, it may be required by a lender when applying for financing. It...
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March 14 2023
It’s meeting season. This is that tiny sliver of time when winter seems to have backed off enough to not be as big of a trouble (although this winter seems to be testing that, or maybe we are just...
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March 13 2023
If the past year has taught me anything, it’s the importance of having options in the grocery store
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March 10 2023
Sports and the dairy industry go well together. Both require a dedicated work ethic and a commitment to something greater than yourself — for an athlete, that’s their team, and for a farmer,...
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March 9 2023
Ah, March: that one month that starts out cold, chilly, snowy, and mostly miserable, but typically turns sunny, windy, and bearable
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March 7 2023
Most days, 5:30 a.m. finds me at a local gym. The format is a group training session that lasts 45 minutes. It is efficient and leaves no time to chat
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March 6 2023
I’m sure several farmers can recall a time when they have reached a point where the next step in trying to repair their equipment is taking it back to the dealer. I
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March 3 2023
We’re gearing up for a very rare occasion on our farm — my mom and dad are taking multiple days off to go visit one of our relatives in Florida!
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March 2 2023
Agricultural occupations have been dominated historically by men, but women are making their stamp on the industry. In the United States, 1.2 million producers are now female
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March 1 2023
The strong work ethic reputation that farm kids carry most often comes from job responsibilities that began at a young age
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Feb. 27 2023
During this school year, I have the pleasure of being an intern with Edge Dairy Cooperative, a group that is partnered with Minnesota Milk Producers Association
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Feb. 24 2023
If you’re involved in agriculture, the chances are high that you’ve seen FFA emblems around your community and over social media this week
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Feb. 23 2023
Does it ever irk anyone else when someone says, “You’re too young to be tired”?
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Feb. 22 2023
Pennsylvania dairy farmers dressed their calves to promote dairy
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Feb. 21 2023
Dr. George Heersche taught us that details matter to the health of the whole.
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Feb. 17 2023
Maintaining hoof health is a continuous goal on our dairy, and regular trimming helps us achieve this
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Feb. 16 2023
For the past few weeks, we have been keeping our eye on one amazing cow that has far exceeded our production expectations
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Feb. 15 2023
Backyard hobbyist farmers often become the best advocates for full-time farmers. That’s because these new entrants into animal agriculture or gardening circles often learn these farming realities...
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Feb. 14 2023
Valentine’s Day can look different for farmers, but we still have so much to appreciate