Sept. 7 2018
Have you heard of the four-legged milk stool? A popular analogy among author Gary Sipiorki’s talks and Money Matters column articles, he makes the argument that financial awareness is as critical...
Sept. 6 2018
Some dairies have a staff of four people, while others have a staff of 100 people. I can say, though, that most dairy staffs are like family
Aug. 30 2018
A dear friend of mine once told me that anyone who could afford to take a couple weeks away from their work really must not be needed at their job
Aug. 27 2018
If you want to initiate a good debate at the coffee shop, talk about farm size and what is better — the small or large herd
Aug. 22 2018
“Hello ma’am, is the owner or the gentleman in charge of the purchasing decisions around?”
Aug. 20 2018
Anyone who has watched dairy cows use large mechanical roller brushes knows it’s pretty obvious they love them
Aug. 16 2018
The school bell rang last week and my kids went back to school. Truthfully, it will be an adjusting period for our entire household, as we have three children in three different schools — freshman,...
Aug. 13 2018
What is it that some dairies do that helps them be more profitable than others?
Aug. 9 2018
Our staff is like our family. They might not be related to us by blood, but we respect and care about them like we would our own
July 5 2018
I spent many hours last week on a bus while attending the National Jersey Convention. Driving through the curving roads of Wooster County, Ohio, to check out Amish Country, farmland, and stopping at several...
June 22 2018
In last Friday’s blog I tackled the word “sustainability.” I explained the social aspect of it and gave tips on how dairy farms could achieve their social sustainability goals
June 15 2018
Personally, I love the word “sustainability” because it can be a great description of what dairy farming is, but I do think it is a word that is hard to understand if not put into context
June 4 2018
Does any sector of agriculture depend more upon good records than dairy farming?
June 4 2018
Thoughts involving business change tend to follow times of extreme profitability, high or low
May 25 2018
At the beginning of May, I took a week between school and starting my internship to go home to my family’s farm
May 16 2018
First thing tomorrow morning I have to milk the cows, but I also cannot forget about the fresh heifer, I have to make sure the calves are fed, and then I need to hurry back to get the kids on the bus
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...
March 30 2018
The snow is melting, and warm temperatures are on the way. Out here on the West Coast, we are enjoying weather in the 80s already this week!
March 19 2018
We consider dairy farming to be an occupation, a way of life, and often a family tradition