June 28 2022
Framing our conversations around sustainability makes the word mean something farmers and consumers can grab on to
April 7 2022
Every business with more than a handful of employees likely has a few underperformers mixed in with high achievers. A dairy farm is no different
April 4 2022
How many “We’re hiring” signs have you seen this week? It may seem like every business is putting out a plea for employees even as unemployment levels continue to drop
March 31 2022
Even before the pandemic, but especially since, calls for change have been heard in the dairy industry from nearly every group involved — farmers, processors, cooperatives, haulers, and more
March 28 2022
What’s holding dairy back these days?Employees. Those employees are needed both on the farm and in processing plants. “I’ve been in the industry for 46 years
March 28 2022
“I decided to modify the protocol a couple of weeks ago” were the words of a novice employee from another group performing some analyses in my laboratory. The scenario was very concerning....
March 17 2022
Leading a business into the next generation or owner is a complex process that encompasses even more time and effort than the already complicated succession plans
Jan. 14 2022
culture. In the world of dairy, “culture” can take several meanings. It is defined as the beginning of cheesemaking where the microbes are infused throughout the milk
Nov. 29 2021
The word automation can bring both positive and negative thoughts to people’s minds when it comes to manufacturing
Nov. 8 2021
Whether it’s one part-time milker or a crew of employees, hired labor plays a role in the operation of many dairy farms
Oct. 4 2021
“It will be a disaster!” That was my thought last month when I learned that my laboratory technician was moving to another state and, therefore, leaving the laboratory in September
Aug. 23 2021
As with any vendor on a dairy farm, companies and organizations that help farms install and run manure digesters have to approach the challenges and opportunities presented with a common mindset
Aug. 19 2021
Some farmers say that their greatest assets on the operation are their equipment, land, and animals
Aug. 19 2021
Family members and employees, past and present, have helped shape our dairy farm
Aug. 9 2021
Dairy employees got the chance to bond with coworkers during the two-weekend Dairy Soccer Cup
June 17 2021
It’s not often that you’ll hear a dairy farmer say, “I have too much good help.” Finding dedicated employees to accomplish everything that must get done on the farm can be time-consuming
June 10 2021
If there’s one thing that’s become totally apparent to me in the three years since I stepped away from hands-on farm management, it’s that the same problems and challenges happen on almost...
May 10 2021
Human beings are complex, and that means our interactions are, too
April 26 2021
The dairy supply chain was able to keep operating as best it could last spring thanks in no small part to the employees working at dairy processing plants
March 15 2021
The Farm Workforce Modernization Act, bipartisan bill H.R. 1603, was reintroduced this week by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.)