April 18 2019
This past weekend, I was stunned to hear that a friend of mine had passed away. He was the same age as me, and we had been friends for more than 30 years
April 17 2019
The Ag Career Exploration (ACE) experience had a new look this year! With the help of a few more organizations, the ACE event took on the goal of preparing for the future by investing in today
April 16 2019
It doesn't really feel like spring has truly arrived yet. Here in the Northwest, we just enjoyed one of the wettest weeks of weather in a long time while the Midwest and East dealt with yet another dose...
April 15 2019
We have been taught there are steps to follow when milking a cow. Books have been written about protocols in the parlor . . . but do they always get followed?
April 12 2019
“He’s named after Grandpa! The highest bull in the world. How cool is that,” I thought
April 11 2019
National Siblings Day happens to coincide with the passing of my brother, Pat. He was killed in a car accident on April 10, 1996, at the age 29
April 10 2019
Have you ever seen the movie The Invention of Lying? It takes place in an alternate universe where people don’t know what lying is until one man invents it
April 9 2019
As the buzzer went off, I untucked my jersey and looked up from the basketball court to the stands
April 8 2019
As humans, we all experience stress from time to time. I would bet nearly everyone utters the words, “I am so stressed out” now and then
April 5 2019
Having eyes on your parlor all the time doesn’t sound like a bad thing
April 4 2019
Every week, one member of the Hillcrest Farms team will choose a quote to write on the whiteboard in our office for all to see. The quotes can range from Bible verses, inspirational quotes, or even just...
April 3 2019
I am a husband, father, and a friend every day — 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. No matter what I have or what I lose, I know exactly who I am and what my purpose is
April 2 2019
My daffodils are fully blooming in the yard and baseball practice starts today. Ready or not, it’s safe to say that spring has finally arrived
April 1 2019
Attracting quality candidates for a job is a top complaint among those looking to hire employees
March 29 2019
Last week, I officially shed the winter coat and put it away. I’m not talking away, away because I’ve now lived in Wisconsin long enough to understand that sometimes April will pretend to be...
March 28 2019
Earlier this month, my daughter Cassie's basketball team had their first loss. It was a tough loss
March 27 2019
There are so many things I’m ignorant about. Home renovations, for example. No matter how many times I watch "Fixer Upper," I still have no idea how to flip a house
March 26 2019
Each year, the Animal Agriculture Alliance releases reports from several major animal rights conferences to help keep our members and the broader industry informed
March 25 2019
When you are wondering what is going on in the world of dairy promotion, where do you go to find the latest information?
March 22 2019
In the 1950s, the U.S. had 22 million dairy cows and the average milk production was 598 gallons per cow