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Oct. 19 2023
Does anyone else have random things happen to your cows? Instead of the typical pneumonia, twisted stomach, or lameness, you have cows that just pop up with random illnesses or put themselves in places...
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Oct. 18 2023
Guys, it’s October. Which basically means it’s Christmas, right? Do you know one of my favorite things about Christmas? I mean besides family being together, Christmas cookies, the music, and...
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Oct. 17 2023
Early in my career, a new employer asked me to take a personality test as part of my onboarding. I was an engineer, and I felt strongly that I was not meant for sales
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Oct. 12 2023
While I had planned to write about a different topic this week, I decided I had to share a comical moment from my day instead
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Oct. 11 2023
Responsible production has been a generations-long commitment made by our nation’s dairy farm families
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Sept. 29 2023
Considering that about 98% of U.S. farms are family owned, it’s no wonder the fall season on the farm includes lots of kids
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Sept. 27 2023
The weather is cooling, the leaves are starting to turn, and football is back. For dairy enthusiasts, that all means two things: corn silage harvest is underway or complete, and World Dairy Expo will be...
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Sept. 26 2023
Do you ever have something just click for you? So much of what we do in our lives is really based on our mental perception — what we can grasp in our brains and then practically implicate
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Sept. 22 2023
Internships give students a chance to try their hand at a certain job, possibly solidifying what they want to do — or don’t want to do — after graduation
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Sept. 21 2023
In my 27 years — don’t laugh at my naivety — I have concluded that generations always complain about the next generation
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Sept. 20 2023
How does the saying go? Something like, “The worst sentence in the English language is ‘That’s the way we’ve always done it’”? Man, if that doesn’t sound like...
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Sept. 19 2023
There are types of planning that I just love. Task me with making a meal plan for the week, and I am happy as a clam for thirty minutes or so as I research new recipes and page through old favorites to...
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Sept. 18 2023
You’ve heard the saying, “Celebrities are just like us,” when, in reality, their lifestyles are vastly different than the average person
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Sept. 14 2023
Whether it’s the order of crops and fields to harvest or simply getting machinery where it’s needed and loads timed out correctly, harvest is essentially a thoughtfully planned symphony in...
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Sept. 13 2023
This back-to-school season, more students are meeting teachers who are prepared to accurately talk about the science behind dairy farming. That’s thanks to efforts led by dairy checkoff and agricultural...
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Sept. 12 2023
When you live a dairy life, there’s always something that doesn’t go to plan. Make a plan for the day and then laugh at it and throw it in the garbage
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Sept. 8 2023
Animal rights activism is big business, bringing in over $800 million in income annually — up from $650 million last year and $595 million in the year prior
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Sept. 7 2023
In Alan Jackson’s song, “Summertime Blues,” he discusses how, as a teenager, you work all summer and do not have the opportunity to enjoy it. That perspective most likely resonates with...
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Sept. 6 2023
I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve seen or heard a farmer call a consumer stupid. At first, it makes me cringe because it’s just kind of mean. I mean, name-calling? Really?...
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Sept. 5 2023
I think baby calves are adorable and sweet. If I see one, there is no doubt that I will walk up to it with my arm outstretched, palm up, to let it suck on my hand with all its slobber and sandpaper-feeling...