Jan. 15 2020
The author has been involved in large-scale commercial dairying in Wisconsin for more than 20 years and is now an account manager for Chr. Hansen Inc.It’s a basic human tendency to avoid confrontati
Dec. 12 2019
The U.S. House of Representatives has begun consideration of HR 5038, “The Farm Workforce Modernization Act.” It is a bill that fully addresses both immigration reform priorities for the dairy...
Nov. 15 2019
By the mid-1990s, Wisconsin dairy producers started moving toward modernization and expansion. In the process, many longtime farmers shifted away from milking cows themselves
Nov. 15 2019
Trade, immigration, and dairy product sales garnered the lion’s share of the discussion at this year’s annual gathering of the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board, the National Milk...
Nov. 11 2019
Negative business and organizational cultures in U.S. workplaces are killing people and costing the economy millions of dollars
Oct. 21 2019
“Animal welfare is the result of the positive outcome of the interaction between humans and the animals,” said Robert Hagevoort, of New Mexico State University during the monthly webinar
Sept. 23 2019
I have worked in agriculture for over 30 years. At the age of 15, I worked loading produce during the harvest season at the Pompano farmers market in South Florida
Aug. 2 2019
Dairymen and women know there’s always room for improvement on the farm. That concept of constantly improving is a key at Maddox Dairy in Riverdale, Calif., where consistency is the focus
June 12 2019
Summer break is here and so are the kids! Holy moly! I love those little humans, but wow, they have some serious energy
May 9 2019
Many of my days are similar to most of yours. I juggle things on the home front while helping out where needed in the barn
April 12 2019
It’s safe to say that “Master of the Cognates” is the greatest name given to a heavy metal band
April 5 2019
Having eyes on your parlor all the time doesn’t sound like a bad thing
April 1 2019
Attracting quality candidates for a job is a top complaint among those looking to hire employees
March 11 2019
While dairy farmers have been trudging through years of low prices with little relief in sight, other facets of agriculture, such as specialty vegetable and fruit crops, can also relate
March 10 2019
Of all the challenges we face with managing employees, one of the largest has to be the simple fact that a large portion of them have a limited ability to speak English
Dec. 11 2018
Somewhere along the way, someone asked me my thoughts on how authority should flow within a dairy. Upon reflection, I developed “The Purple Truck Theory.”
Dec. 4 2018
My good friend, Barb, recently lost her job. The company she worked for reorganized her department and her position was eliminated
Dec. 3 2018
If the decade of reliance on immigrant employment in agriculture is not completely eclipsed, then it is certainly waning
Dec. 3 2018
During last weekend’s holiday, I spent time with my out-of-state cousins. Because of our chatting, I did not make my regular Sunday mass time