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.

Dec. 17 2018
At the beginning of the month, USDA officially said welcome back to chocolate milk in school lunch programs
Dec. 10 2018
Low milk prices and cash flow issues were the top two concerns of agriculture lenders attending the Siouxland Agricultural Lenders Seminar in November
Dec. 3 2018
If the decade of reliance on immigrant employment in agriculture is not completely eclipsed, then it is certainly waning
Nov. 26 2018
It’s getting colder outside and with that change comes temperature challenges for young calves
Nov. 19 2018
In most of the country, the fall season has been plagued with wet weather that pushed back harvest and fall planting
Nov. 12 2018
Preweaned calves are the most expensive young stock to feed as measured on a day-to-day basis
Nov. 5 2018
The state of young stock sales in the dairy industry is almost uglier than the milk price this year
Oct. 29 2018
Just like humans, cows display sidedness behavior. Maybe you have noticed a cow that always lays down on its right side or is a huge fan of the left side of the milking parlor
Oct. 22 2018
Young calves are some of the most susceptible members of the dairy farm
Oct. 15 2018
A new California law mandates restaurants serving kids’ meals must offer either milk or water as their advertised drink options
Oct. 12 2018
Thank you, dairy farmers. Thank you for devoting your lives to caring for animals, caring for the environment, and caring for us by producing a nutritious and safe product
Oct. 8 2018
The 6-year-old took home Grand Champion in the Holstein Show
Oct. 8 2018
World Dairy Expo 2018 wrapped up Saturday evening with a bang, but just like this year’s theme, “The Next Frontier,” the brightest lights still lie ahead
Oct. 5 2018
For many young people, the next frontier is college and career selection. Since 1954, National 4-H Dairy Conference has done its best to position students to better understand what careers might be a good...
Oct. 4 2018
Hoard's Dairyman talked with Renee Smith of Virtus Nutrition at World Dairy Expo about their company and the solutions they offer for dairy farmers
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