The author is an associate editor and covers animal health, dairy housing and equipment, and nutrient management. She grew up on a dairy farm near Plymouth, Wis., and previously served as a University of Wisconsin agricultural extension agent. She received a master’s degree from North Carolina State University and a bachelor’s from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Sept. 1 2017
Life lessons, fun memories, and family traditions make the county fair a special place for many of us
Aug. 28 2017
Think that all manure is basically the same? Think again. “There’s a lot of variation in manure,” said University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Chris Baxter during his presentation...
Aug. 21 2017
In agriculture, we have seen tremendous advancements in the use of technology. During his presentation at the UW-Discovery Farm’s “Soil, Water, and Big Data Field Day,” Brian Luck reminded...
Aug. 14 2017
What does the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue say is a “must” for dairy farmers in the next farm bill?
Aug. 7 2017
For years, scientists have been trying unsuccessfully to create a vaccine against human immunodeficiency virus or HIV, the virus that causes AIDS
July 31 2017
Vibrant images help bring our articles to life in the magazine
July 24 2017
Year after year of growing sales show that organic food is not a disappearing market. The American organic industry topped $43 billion in 2016, surpassing the $40 billion mark for the first time
July 17 2017
When we are working with cows every day, we often don’t realize just how fast the dairy industry is changing
July 10 2017
When someone commits a crime, they must serve the time. However, once some individuals are released from jail, they struggle to acquire the skills they need to find gainful employment
July 3 2017
Add vitamin K to the list of positive attributes that come from a dairy-filled diet. Leafy green vegetables are the most obvious choice when it comes to getting enough of the vitamin
June 26 2017
You can’t milk a nut; it’s as simple as that. The European Court of Justice proved its agreement with that statement in a recent judgment
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 19 2017
Alternative beverages continue to fill the dairy aisle, but here’s proof that they simply don’t stack up to cows’ milk
June 12 2017
Calf housing is most often designed with health benefits and labor efficiency in mind. With limited complexity in their environment, calves will often turn to non-nutritive suckling for entertainment
June 5 2017
It’s not fair to say that “big farms” are bad and “small farms” are good, or that farms milking more cows are better than those with fewer cows
May 29 2017
Teenagers are opening their wallets and spending more money on food. A survey conducted by investment banking firm Piper Jaffray this spring found that food was the largest spending category for teenagers
May 22 2017
We often hear about the sheer volume — in billions of pounds — and the economic value of the food that is wasted in the United States each year
May 17 2017
More than 14,800 cow judges from all 50 states and 15 other countries tackled the five classes in the 2017 Hoard’s Dairyman Cow Judging Contest
May 15 2017
Just two years ago, U.S. farmers couldn’t keep up with consumer demand for organic milk. Now, production has outpaced the need
May 8 2017
Newly appointed Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue hit the ground running