Jan. 16 2018
I was in college when I first heard the phrase: faith first, family second, career third. It made sense at the time. Even now it makes some sense
Jan. 15 2018
Humor is one of the best ways we can share our story
Jan. 10 2018
Karen Bohnert Not too long after I wrote about my oldest son being praised for being the coachable kid, Tyler did a 180- degree turnaround
Dec. 30 2017
That last time I cried this much was when we buried my Grandma Pritzl — the last of my four grandparents to pass
Dec. 28 2017
It’s a date that was a major turning point for our farm. It’s the day our calf program was literally revolutionized
Dec. 15 2017
Just you wait.” I used to never like that phrase. When I was just married and before I got pregnant, which was just a few months after, everyone would tell me, “Just you wait until...
Dec. 14 2017
It has started to look a lot like Christmas at Hillcrest Farms. The weather has officially become what we consider pretty chilly here in Georgia
Dec. 13 2017
As a farmer, you put your heart and soul into what you do. You live, eat, and breathe the work you do. It is not a job but a lifestyle. It can bring you great joy one moment and heartache the next
Nov. 28 2017
It’s easy to let a down year or sad events drag us down, but the power of thankfulness is the reality of realizing where our priorities really lie
Nov. 15 2017
Marilyn Hershey When we give water to the pens in our calf barn, we do this by filling a 30-gallon tub using a hose. On days when that is my task, I end up tucking the water hose into the tub, le
Nov. 14 2017
There is just something special about that time as you slip on your boots and head to the barn
Oct. 25 2017
A few days ago I was feeling overwhelmed with an endless workload facing me and a dirty house screaming at me
Oct. 25 2017
The bills were pouring in. From the hospital, I received a bill for over $92,000, the anesthesiologist charged $7,000, radiology came next and was almost that high
Oct. 16 2017
Dairy farmers have more bacteria in their nose and mouth, potentially correlated with better disease resistance
Oct. 10 2017
“What are your goals?” That question came up during my visit to World Dairy Expo last week. It was one of the questions I was asked as a panelist in Dairy Girl Network’s
Sept. 27 2017
‘Tis the season for sleepless nights, stress, and quality corn silage
Sept. 26 2017
We live in an age of instant answers. Instead of wondering, we’re searching
Sept. 13 2017
Today we all pray for our families and friends and hope that things will be better soon. But tomorrow, tomorrow we will rally
Sept. 12 2017
Every night I wonder: How much longer?
Sept. 8 2017
4666 . . . Markwell No. 1 . . . Ritz. She gets called a lot of things, depends on who is doing the talking. The “she” is Markwell-KR Reality Ritz-ET