May 28 2020
Food can carry quite a few labels these days. There’s grass-fed, organic, no antibiotics used, vegan, from cows not treated with rBST, clean . . . and probably at least a dozen others
May 27 2020
Is it worth it? Is it worth going head to head with animal activists? Are they worth the time it takes to have a conversation with them?
May 26 2020
How many times have we all heard as dairy farmers that we should all be online sharing our stories? It seems we get encouragement from every angle and every industry ally
May 20 2020
You might be thinking that with COVID-19 stay-at-home rules in place and limits on how many people can gather, your annual National Dairy Month farm tour should be canceled, too
May 19 2020
Restrictions on travel and large gatherings are impacting pretty much everyone – including animal rights activist organizations
May 18 2020
COVID-19 has sent shockwaves throughout the dairy industry, as school feeding programs and food service markets have disappeared overnight
May 15 2020
Located in Blackstone, Va., Richlands Dairy and Creamery is home to multiple generations of the Jones family that continue to work day in and day out to provide consumers with their best products, service,...
May 13 2020
So, I hear you have a question. But please tread lightly because if it’s a question I deem as dumb, then I will make fun of you and slander your name across every social media outlet I can find so...
May 11 2020
I always knew May was special, but I had no clue that there were so many days that could cause us to pause
May 8 2020
When it comes to building a website, you need a domain name. It's what people will type into Google when they are searching for your farm and it should match the brand you want to emphasize and take control...
May 5 2020
The pandemic has dramatically changed life as we know it. Consumers now shop, eat, live, and work differently
April 21 2020
In my previous blog, I wrote about how animal rights activist groups are attempting to sway farmers to their side by offering resources to switch from dairy to growing crops that can be used to make plant-based...
April 2 2020
Farmers, especially dairy farmers, tend to be more distanced and like staying at home on their own farm. During these times, that is a good thing
March 27 2020
Millennials can be a somewhat perplexing and seemingly hypocritical bunch. I know. I’m one of them
March 19 2020
Unless you live under a rock, you know that times are a little hectic and scary right now. How much affect has one virus caused? A pandemic, death, and a lot of sick people
March 10 2020
Sometimes it feels like every headline I see is so far-fetched and irrelevant to my daily life that I wonder if I’m the weird one
March 9 2020
Tell your story. Tell your story. Tell your story. This is the mantra that probably every farmer and agriculturalist has heard seemingly non-stop over the last few years as social media continues to explode
Feb. 28 2020
When we look at the two communications platforms of websites and social media, we need to see them as separate entities instead of an “either/or” option. There is a reason that most businesses...
Feb. 14 2020
Who’s buying your milk? We identify who is consuming dairy, and what their future buying habits and food desires will be, to develop products that utilize more of your milk and meet consumers’...
Feb. 13 2020
An on-farm retail store provides a unique opportunity, not only to sell products directly to customers, but to also bring them to the farm on a regular basis