Nov. 6 2020
I grew up on a first-generation dairy farm, and some days, I hated it. I hated that sometimes the cows got out, and I was late to school because we had to put them away
Oct. 19 2020
A brand new type of farm tour is on the horizon, and it’s here to reach the latest age of consumer: Generation Z
Oct. 16 2020
When fun shenanigans, team camaraderie, and years of dedicated work come together, it has the ability to cement lifelong friendships and a lifestyle you can’t ignore
Sept. 25 2020
In a world of pandemic conditions and political discussions, it seems like there’s a new thing to worry about every day
Sept. 14 2020
Some students have known since kindergarten what they want to be when they grow up
Sept. 11 2020
Most of us have heard the popular statement that cows have best friends. While I’m not one to anthropomorphize, this is a fact that I have seen countless amounts of anecdotal evidence for
Aug. 27 2020
We started chopping corn silage this week, which provides a great opportunity for our farm kids to help and learn.Is it just me, or are all of the mothers out there feeling a tad overwhelmed
Aug. 24 2020
It’s been nearly six months since COVID-19 shuttered schools across the country
Aug. 24 2020
Each spring, Lakeshore Technical College holds a graduation banquet in northeast Wisconsin for its dairy students
Aug. 21 2020
Back-to-school time is always a season of adjustment for parents and students, and that’s especially true on dairies — many are losing their best help!
Aug. 7 2020
Three years and a lifetime ago, I was preparing to start my college journey. I was scared, though I didn’t admit it to my parents, family members, or even my friends
July 31 2020
My family went on their first vacation to visit a friend in California last spring. It was the first time in 18 years that my parents had left the farm for more than a long weekend outside of driving distance
June 19 2020
When I tell people that my favorite breed of dairy cow is the Brown Swiss, about 85% of the time they laugh, and then ask me why
June 12 2020
Cox served as the 32nd Hoard’s Dairyman summer editorial intern
June 5 2020
Summer is the time for cow shows. It’s time for training and spending a lot of time at the wash rack. This year looks different, and I know for many people every fair that’s canceled is a blow...
June 4 2020
Dear Jacob, A decade ago I introduced you to the world with my first "Around the Kitchen Table" column
June 2 2020
This time of year typically involves graduation parties and family BBQs to kick off summer. Flowers are in bloom, the grass is getting green, and the corn is growing in early June in the Midwest
May 29 2020
When I was 2 years old, my parents both worked as herd managers on successful dairy farms in central New York, but then, everything changed
May 18 2020
The concept of an agricultural spelling bee — Agribee — was started by a local Farm Bureau group in Northern California 16 years ago
May 7 2020
It seems like the world is at a standstill, but the view outside my farmhouse in East Moline, Ill., tells a different story