The author and her family own and operate a 130-cow dairy and crop 1,500 acres. She also is a former associate editor at Hoard’s Dairyman.

Oct. 3 2018
It was the aged cow from California that rose to the top of the field of 216 cattle shown in the 15th International Junior Holstein Show
Oct. 3 2018
Four young ladies with matching dresses and suit jackets commanded the day at the International Post-Secondary Judging Contest on Monday, October 1
Oct. 2 2018
If you are a cow person and you’ve attended World Dairy Expo, I would wager you have a favorite showring memory
Oct. 2 2018
Juniors have been an important part of World Dairy Expo since its inception. However, 15 years ago, that commitment was taken to a new level when the International Junior Holstein Show became a stand-alone...
Oct. 1 2018
For the past 10 years, country music star Luke Bryan has brought his brand of country music to rural communities via a Farm Tour
Sept. 28 2018
The air is cooling, the leaves are starting to change, and it’s getting darker earlier and earlier
Sept. 24 2018
In calves that consume a 20-20 milk replacer, starter intake is critical
Sept. 17 2018
Cows are creatures of habit, and as such, they are prone to skipping meals if food is not available when they visit the bunk
Sept. 10 2018
Up until about two weeks ago, the Upper Midwest and Northeast were rushing toward maturity with warm temperatures and relatively dry conditions
Sept. 3 2018
Perhaps you’ve heard the saying “milk does a body good.” That’s true, but dairy products deserve respect for more than just the calcium, vitamin D, and protein they contain
Aug. 28 2018
As dairy producers, industry members, and associates, we all know about the benefits of milk
Aug. 27 2018
As corn silage harvest season moves north across the United States, along with it comes an important reminder: farmers only have one chance to put up this staple crop
Aug. 20 2018
On many farms, one of the least intensively managed groups on the farm is the pregnant heifers
Aug. 20 2018
In this dairy climate, the appeal of capturing the “easy money” items on a dairy is strong. And in some cases, it truly is easy money
Aug. 13 2018
Some spore-forming bacteria survive the pasteurization process so when milk processors label milk with sell-by and use-by dates, they are using experiential data to predict how soon these bacteria might...
Aug. 6 2018
“For bunker silos and drive-over piles and similar storage methods, the uppermost layer of forage is more prone to oxygen exposure and loss of dry matter and nutrients,” Iowa State’s...
July 30 2018
There are not so many clean cooks in the kitchen these days according to a new study from USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service
July 23 2018
In a mid-March omnibus bill, the Dairy Pride Act was passed through Congress instructing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action in restricting the use of the word “milk” on labeling...
July 16 2018
A new word, nutrichondriac, has evolved to define the group of individuals who have a “preoccupation with negative details of one’s diet and a propensity to self-diagnose food intolerances...
July 15 2018
With a water bottle in hand and branded shirt, boots, and sunglasses on, Michael Azevedo is out the door to greet the sunshine of the Central Valley of California