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May 2 2023
My first cow was Star. She was a beautiful, mostly black Holstein that was large in stature and a gentle, old soul-type personality
April 28 2023
This week, I painted a few brushstrokes of pink and cream paints in our nursery in preparation for the birth of our baby girl in August. While this will be our first child, I will say that I am no stranger...
April 26 2023
Each region has its own weather pattern and thus, its own cropping schedule. In late February I was talking to a dairyman down in Louisiana who was gearing up for corn planting the next week
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April 25 2023
It’s not a dairy farmer vacation until you get to take in the dairy scene, especially in another country
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April 24 2023
As anyone who has trucked cattle can relate to, moving animals is not always the easiest task
April 21 2023
Following a lifestyle that includes making decisions that are good for the planet continues to grow in importance to many consumers, especially those that fall in the demographic of Gen Z
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April 20 2023
“Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” is an old George Jones song that discusses the future of country music
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April 19 2023
I know that not everyone has loved my last few articles. When I write, I want to make people think and hopefully start a conversation. Having said that, I want you to know that this wasn’t an easy...
April 18 2023
Having grown up in the showring, I love judging showmanship classes and watching different types of young people on the halter
April 17 2023
College has been so busy the last year or so, and I realized I hadn’t seen my beloved show cow from my 4-H days in quite some time. So, when I finally got to visit her and help milk the other day,...
April 13 2023
“It’s not my job.” Those words just make you cringe, right? I’m guilty, though. Growing up on the farm, I started working at a very young age feeding calves and running around,...
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April 12 2023
What’s the saying . . . don’t let a good crisis go to waste? Unfortunately, crises happen in the dairy industry more than we’d like, and we learn something from each and every one
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April 11 2023
Our youngest loves books. A large part of my day includes a never-ending stack of books appearing on my lap
April 10 2023
A certain amount of stress can be motivating; it can drive us to take action. Unfortunately, too much stress leads to changes that impact our mind, our body, and our relationships with the people around...
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April 7 2023
If you have studied animal or dairy science in college in the last two decades, you may have had the opportunity to compete in the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge
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April 6 2023
Every year around the end of March or the beginning of April, the fields that have lay dormant suddenly come to life with yellow mustard/turnips
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April 5 2023
It’s pretty hard not to retaliate when someone attacks you on social media. Because, just like them, you feel emboldened by the anonymity of it all
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April 4 2023
I mentioned to my mom the other day that my one-year-old daughter is starting to have opinions on things like what she wants to eat and what she wants to wear
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April 3 2023
In my early training as a dairy advocate, I was told to focus on the most interesting and important facts about the dairy industry
March 31 2023
This creative piece was written by one of our regular authors, Gerald Anderson. Be sure to read the full story to reveal a fun twist at the end!