April 22 2022
Check up on yourself and those around you as the bleakness of winter is slow to move on
April 21 2022
Our busiest time of year is just kicking off
April 6 2022
Isolating ourselves does no good to reach the people consuming our products
April 5 2022
Showing dairy animals teaches lessons that are applicable to my life today
March 23 2022
Most people still trust “farmers,” so let’s label ourselves what we really are
March 4 2022
Whether playing music on the radio during milking or humming tunes to cows while training them, smooth melodies help keep our cows (and ourselves) calm
Feb. 14 2022
Small things can have a big meaning for those we care about
Jan. 27 2022
Working with cows every day showcases many of their personality traits
Oct. 20 2021
Being a farmer is just one part of our identities
Oct. 7 2021
In a business like dairy that balances on narrow margins, every chance for improvement offers opportunities to use resources more effectively and more efficiently
Sept. 24 2021
A dairy farmer’s daughter is the glue that holds together the family operation
Sept. 3 2021
While I was working on chores in our robot barn the other morning, I watched as the sun began to wake up, slowly transforming the sky from a star-speckled deep denim blue to a magnificent display
Sept. 3 2021
On this Labor Day holiday, people may be enjoying a day off from their job to relax and celebrate the unofficial closing of summer. But for many essential workers, that’s simply not possible
June 17 2021
Farming is a dangerous occupation, but the costs of health insurance leave many uncovered or underinsured
June 11 2021
Small jobs on the farm can create big learning opportunities for children
June 8 2021
My farm boys have just two weeks of school left while many others are already out of school. It’s the time of year that kids look forward to the most, a magical time in childhood
Jan. 25 2021
The first time I did chores was like no other experience.The feeling of warmth in the barn. The feeling of safety
Jan. 22 2021
The “farm kid” identity definitely carries a weighted list of stereotypes — some may be perceived as negative while others prove to be a positive in the job and internship search
Sept. 1 2020
This summer has been anything but typical thanks to COVID-19. While we still have three weeks left of summer here in the West, I am already wondering
Nov. 6 2019
Everyone has a different definition of what a farmer is. The worst I found came from dictionary.com, and it was, “an unsophisticated person from a rural area.”