The author is a third-generation dairy farmer from Oregon where she farms in partnership with her husband and parents. As a mother of three 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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June 21 2022
After years of drought and fire threats, we are now faced with extra moisture while other areas are dry
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June 7 2022
There is no denying this is one of the busiest seasons during the year. For the average person, it’s a combination of the end of the school year and all the activities surrounding it
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June 3 2022
Having to view our operations in new ways can lead to valuable innovations
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May 10 2022
We look for the sweet spot, but extremes in prices and weather swing dairy farms up and down
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April 26 2022
A farming legacy is honorable and desirable but not without challenges
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April 22 2022
Check up on yourself and those around you as the bleakness of winter is slow to move on
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March 29 2022
There has been more than a fair share of struggle in the last few years. We are no strangers to the stress and, well, basically plain craziness and unpredictability of the dairy industry. Carryi
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March 15 2022
A tragedy this weekend reminds us of the importance of being prepared
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March 1 2022
The Ukraine invasion will have effects on farmers in that part of the world and beyond
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Feb. 1 2022
Time for a vacation is difficult for farm families, but it pays off
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Jan. 24 2022
The cold allows us to prepare for a new season ahead
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Jan. 4 2022
Setting priorities for the new year ahead can help our businesses be more intentional and effective
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Dec. 7 2021
It will be a long rebuilding process for farms and communities that were impacted
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Nov. 29 2021
Holiday celebrations serve as a reminder of our purpose
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Nov. 9 2021
Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Western Dairy Management Conference in Reno, Nev. Let me just say that it was amazing to be at an in-person conference
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Oct. 26 2021
Working with Mother Nature offers beauty as well as the challenges
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Oct. 12 2021
A new perspective can be one of gratitude
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Sept. 16 2021
Farmers rely on nature to provide what we need to do our job
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Aug. 31 2021
Extracurricular activities from fairs to the football field help our kids explore their interests
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Aug. 17 2021
Understanding how smoke affects cow health could be critical in the future of the fire-ravaged West