June 4 2019
School’s out, and summer is finally here! Summertime memories are some of my favorite. As a youth, I had the opportunity to travel the United States every summer
May 31 2019
At just 5 years old, I fell into the dairy industry by chance, but I’ve stayed by choice. My older brother had started showing dairy cattle for a local dairyman at the 2003 North Carolina State Fair
April 29 2019
The first day of school. Getting your driver’s license. Graduation day. Each is new beginning that comes with responsibility and new experiences
April 17 2019
The Ag Career Exploration (ACE) experience had a new look this year! With the help of a few more organizations, the ACE event took on the goal of preparing for the future by investing in today
April 3 2019
Three friends — Garrett Eiholzer, Austin Copenhaver, and Clayton Wood — met each other through the dairy fellows program at Cornell University
April 3 2019
As a mother to three children, I give advice pretty regularly. And lately, the dialogue has been talking about future careers
March 10 2019
The name Schoene Kuh Dairy is more than just a breeder prefix for young farmer Staci Sexton. Irish Ridge was established in 1858 before Minnesota became a state. Since 2013, Sexton has been building her...
March 4 2019
The mantra of “Pay it Forward” has been around since 1916 but gained popularity when a movie with that title was produced in 2008
Feb. 25 2019
This time of year brings youth indoors for competitions. In a few months, they will be outdoors working with their animals on a more regular basis
Feb. 21 2019
The business of milking cows has certainly consolidated. Just because there are fewer dairy farms does not mean that there is not room for young people who want to milk cows as a career
Jan. 29 2019
Just in time for the 89th annual Cow Judging Contest, Hoard’s Dairyman has announced the release of a brand new resource on dairy judging
Jan. 22 2019
It’s fun to watch your children’s interests develop as they grow. They each dive into areas that spark that enjoyment in life
Jan. 7 2019
Job titles in the agricultural community are vast. There are many different careers and people that work together to produce a safe food supply for humans and livestock. One of those minds is a lawyer,...
Jan. 7 2019
I admit it. I am a dairy bowl junkie. I love watching the competition. It could be youth or adults pressing the buzzers; it does not matter
Dec. 31 2018
“Dairy farmers have supported nutritional education, research, and partnerships for the past 100 years,” explained Marilyn Hershey, a dairy farmer and board chair of Dairy Management Inc
Dec. 24 2018
At first glance, dairy farmers and the National Football League (NFL) just may be the most unlikely teammates ever conceived throughout America
Dec. 10 2018
I was watching Miracle, the movie about the 1980 Olympic hockey team, and I thought a few of the coaching strategies used by Herb Brooks might be helpful when working with youth in their competitions
Nov. 8 2018
After saving up money from bottle-feeding calves, bedding down calf hutches, and cleaning out our garage, our youngest son, Jacob, came up with enough money for a down payment to purchase his first heifer
Nov. 6 2018
At four of the national dairy judging contests this year, the Big E in Massachusetts, All-American in Pennsylvania, World Dairy Expo in Wisconsin, and North American International Livestock Expo in Kentucky,...