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. 11 2018
Cow Judging Contest special offer! Have a large judging team this year? Purchase 10 copies of the Judging Guide and save 20%
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,...
Oct. 29 2018
National FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management Career Development Event Winners (2001 to 2018)
Oct. 24 2018
I understand that there is a time to be professional and a time to be relaxed
Oct. 22 2018
As an industry we are always looking for more ways to excite and entice the next generation to be involved in the dairy industry. 4-H and FFA programs are a base of education and exposure. The next step...
Oct. 6 2018
The World Dairy Expo Youth Showmanship Contest continues to be well attended. While it is one of the few events that is held at night, and often runs as late as midnight, it is still a popular contest