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Feb. 22 2021
Our farm has been able to keep running despite the nasty winter weather that’s hit this month
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Feb. 19 2021
Whether it’s extreme heat in the summer, extended rainy periods in the spring, or plummeting temperatures in the winter, weather dictates every animal’s needs and a farmer’s daily routine
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Feb. 18 2021
Be willing to stay updated on issues across the country and around the world, because how it is being dealt with might come in handy for your farm one day
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Feb. 17 2021
It’s never my intention to screw up, but when I do, I know the situation will be handled in a good-natured way. We try to make light of a bad situation
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Feb. 16 2021
Advocating for our industry means being involved in the policies that affect us
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Feb. 15 2021
Negative temperatures, chilling wind, and mountains of snow and ice have been pummeling many parts of the country
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Feb. 12 2021
February is one of my all-time favorite months of the year. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner
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Feb. 11 2021
Perhaps you have followed along the last decade by reading my Hoard's Dairyman column, "Around the Kitchen Table," where I share stories of growing up on my family’s dairy farm and the lessons learned
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Feb. 10 2021
There’s a trend going around on Instagram right now asking people to list eight blessings in their life
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Feb. 9 2021
Last year at this time, I was in Arizona attending the International Dairy Foods Association Dairy Forum for the first time
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Feb. 8 2021
Tara Vander Dussen, also known as the New Mexico Milkmaid, understands that people need to feel comfortable if they are going to ask a question of a dairy farmer
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Feb. 5 2021
The other night, our robotic milkers called 36 times with one alarm or another. My dad got an early start on morning milking simply because he had been up since 11 p.m. the night prior tending to the robots
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Feb. 3 2021
I was being interviewed the other day prior to a workshop, and the interviewer asked me what I did for work and in what ways I was involved
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Feb. 2 2021
There is no denying that dairy farming is a full-time job. Unfortunately, in this dairy economy, and really it seems for some time now, the key to survival is diversification
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Feb. 1 2021
When will you be ready to go out to a restaurant with a group of family or friends to celebrate that birthday, anniversary, or big event?
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Jan. 29 2021
It had been snowing, cold, and blustery for days when we made the call. We were bedding calf pens as fast as we could, but the number of calves due that week was double what we usually expected
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Jan. 28 2021
Last Friday, I received a call that I had been anticipating, but nonetheless, it was still hard to hear. I got the news that my beloved friend, Joe Lyon, died at the age of 92
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Jan. 27 2021
Anyone who knows me knows that I love Hallmark Channel movies. You know exactly how it’s going to end . . . happily ever after
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Jan. 26 2021
A new year is finally upon us, and I’m sure I am not the only one who is excited to turn the page on 2020
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Jan. 25 2021
The first time I did chores was like no other experience.The feeling of warmth in the barn. The feeling of safety