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Dec. 8 2020
If there ever was a year that needed the joy of the holiday spirit, it’d be 2020. It’s undoubtedly been a long and crazy year
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Dec. 7 2020
The pandemic has forced us to take a closer look at many shortcomings in our communities over the past few months, including those in the food system
Dec. 4 2020
Dairy farming is traditionally thought of as a generational vocation. Farms are handed down from parents to children over time, or from an owner to a successor
Dec. 3 2020
As a farm mom and wife, you get pretty good about waiting, or at least I have
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Dec. 2 2020
I’m writing this through tears of anger, frustration, disbelief, and exhaustion. I am so tired of being a farmer
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Dec. 1 2020
I have a notebook where I dump everything from my brain. Thoughts, to-do lists, goals . . . you name it, it’s all there
Nov. 27 2020
My view today is filled with rain, snow, sleet, and lots of fog (because that’s Midwest weather for you)
Nov. 25 2020
Let’s talk about fog really quick, shall we? In my hometown, we get some pretty impressive fog
Nov. 24 2020
The year 2020 has been quite the roller coaster ride. I’d say being dairy farmers who are used to ups and downs may have given us a little better handle on how to deal with this crazy year, but it...
Nov. 23 2020
TikTok is controversial, but one thing that it isn't lacking is attention, particularly from young consumers
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Nov. 20 2020
For many of us, the last Friday the 13th (back in March) was the last normal day we had, and the first day we realized how serious this pandemic really was
Nov. 19 2020
When my mother was sick and dying, my older sister, Cathy, did a lot to help take care of her
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Nov. 18 2020
We can all agree that the angry animal activists are the worst, right? They don’t just comment on one post and move on, they ask their friends to attack, too
Nov. 17 2020
In my last blog, I shared insights from the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s report from the virtual Farmed Animal Conference E-Summit (FACES) hosted during the summer
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Nov. 16 2020
Last week, as the North American International Livestock Expo in Louisville, Ky., finished up, it was easy to admire all the beautiful cows
Nov. 13 2020
It seems like everything I see, hear, or read about these days is building momentum toward the impending holiday season
Nov. 12 2020
We all know that politics is a sensitive subject. Once you say your opinion or post it online, you will have people that agree and people that disagree
Nov. 11 2020
Managing the why and not the people is the key differentiator between many businesses. Oftentimes, people have the opposite in place because it seems easier at first
Nov. 10 2020
Getting cows pregnant not only returns them to productivity quicker, the value of those calves can provide a significant revenue stream for the dairy
Nov. 9 2020
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is a phrase we have all heard and can relate to