The author is a third-generation dairy farmer from Oregon where she farms in partnership with her husband and parents. As a mother of two young boys who round out the family run operation as micro managers, Darleen blogs about the three generations of her family working together at Guernsey Dairy Mama. Abiqua Acres Mann's Guernsey Dairy is currently home to 90 registered Guernseys and recently transitioned to a robotic milking system.
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Sept. 18 2018
There’s only ever 24 hours in a day, but my goodness how nice it would be to add a few more hours on those days when we need them!
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Sept. 4 2018
As summer draws to a close and the air starts to turn crisp, Fairs across the country bring the summer season to close. There’s a certain feeling that just seems to surround “show season
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Aug. 21 2018
A big part of my husband’s and my decision to come back to the farm was based on the way we wanted to raise our family. There really is no comparison to the values and lessons that this way of life...
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Aug. 7 2018
I think we can all agree that we are beyond frustrated with the state of the dairy industry
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July 25 2018
“An almond doesn’t lactate,” may be the best statement said in favor of the dairy industry that I’ve heard lately, and it was a quote by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner...
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July 10 2018
All the latest research in all areas of our operations, yet I bet on every farm there’s an area where we all could say, “that’s how we’ve always done it.”
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June 26 2018
I’m one to say that men and women’s role on the dairy farm can be equal. And yet, the differences between genders farming together become very apparent to me in the task of raising a farm family
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June 12 2018
As dairy farmers, we all know that June is Dairy Month. It’s a time to celebrate our industry and really work at highlighting our unique stories
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May 29 2018
How many times have we heard this question in our various roles on the farm? Probably countless, and we all know it’s never for just a minute!
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May 15 2018
‘Tis the season as tractors head back into the fields. Longer daylight hours provide the perfect conditions for those additional work hours, and the warmer days are a welcome end to a long winter...
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May 1 2018
Spring always marks a special occasion in our family as we attend the Volunteer Firefighter’s annual banquet
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April 17 2018
This past week we had the privilege of hosting 80 middle school students to our farm for a tour
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April 3 2018
At a recent meeting, I got into a great discussion with some industry members, both producers and supporters, about gene editing
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March 20 2018
I had to take a deep breath these last couple of weeks. The state of our industry is no joke
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March 6 2018
Across the country America’s dairy farmers are sitting down to kitchen tables and making tough choices
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Feb. 20 2018
There’s no shame in taking a mental health day to get away from the daily stress of dairying
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Feb. 6 2018
A legislative tour can shed light on farm issues for members of the legislature
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Jan. 23 2018
Robots helped us change the way we dairy, and we wouldn’t go back
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Jan. 9 2018
I’ve never been one to set a big New Year’s resolution. I guess with the farm always throwing curve balls at my life, it just feels too heavy of a thing to take on
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Dec. 27 2017
Before this piece starts the arguments for and against the above stated question, I want to simply open this as a conversation