July 10 2017
If you told me when I was 9 years old that one day I would willingly get up in front of a crowd of hundreds, I would be shaking my head no
July 7 2017
It’s July and that means my birthday . . . and National Ice Cream Month. Just a few decades ago, President Ronald Reagan selected this month to highlight America’s dessert
July 6 2017
Have you given a farm tour at your dairy lately? Why or why not? I love having visitors at our farm and would give tours every day if I could. But, I know not everyone shares this same level of enthusiasm
July 5 2017
The age-old joke surrounding holidays is that they’re filled with stress from old family squabbles and new family drama. Is that true? Are most people’s holidays filled with dread and anxiety?
July 3 2017
We all scream for ice cream! That popular saying is commonly heard around summertime when ice cream is the go-to item at summer gatherings and the perfect sweet treat on a hot afternoon
June 30 2017
That was a familiar phase heard repeatedly on Wednesday as youth requested categories and points from the giant Dairy Jeopardy board
June 29 2017
Have you ever heard the term “set in your ways”? Well, I have, and I know a lot of people who are. Sometimes this can be a good thing, while other times, not so much
June 28 2017
Yes, you read the title right, but I am talking about cows. It is common knowledge in the dairy industry that cows do not like the heat. The question is, when do they start feeling uncomfortable, and
June 27 2017
The official first week of summer brought hot summer temperatures to the Northwest. We don’t see major heat waves like many other parts of the country, but it definitely gets our attention when temperatures...
June 26 2017
Set protocols for people as well as herd management
June 23 2017
With 167 producing completed cow records, the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm earned the 2016 Commercial Herd Award from the American Guernsey Association (AGA). The herd averaged 22,138 pounds of milk 4.7...
June 22 2017
Summer internships allow them to learn and grow in the career field they desire
June 21 2017
Our society has become one that puts entertainment above almost everything else, so let’s use it to our advantage
June 20 2017
Hearing my 4-year-old daughter Daphne say the word “chrysalis” always makes me smile. First, because she so carefully articulates the word. Second, because I’m proud that she knows exactly...
June 19 2017
Hoard’s Dairyman and Hay and Forage Grower staff visited the University of Wisconsin Agricultural Research Station for some professional development.
June 16 2017
Calving can be a challenging time for a cow. But the issues go beyond giving birth. Around freshening, the dairy cow is struggling with net energy, protein, and mineral imbalances
June 15 2017
A few months ago we had the opportunity to host our congressman, Representative Jody Hice, at our dairy farm. He had great questions about our operation
June 14 2017
Farmers must make time, quality time, for the people who are most important
June 13 2017
Tomorrow, Little Farmer, our oldest son, “graduates” from kindergarten. We can officially say that we survived the first school year
June 12 2017
People who live hundreds of miles away from your farm (and have never stepped foot on a farm) are making food decisions that might impact your farm.