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, and it was, “an unsophisticated person from a rural area.”
Sept. 6 2019
It will be an image that I’ll never be able to forget. On a cool July morning, my husband received a call from his mother, screaming, “Fire!”
July 5 2019
We began planting corn on the third of June, nearly six weeks later than we originally planned
June 5 2019
Dairy farming has always felt like an uphill battle. The hours, the pay, the public perception; it feels like too much
March 6 2019
"Pretty sure there’s poop in my boot. Yup, I can feel it sticking to my sock. Oh! It is wet, and I can feel it in my toes! And now it’s gone. Not the poop, but the boot. Where did it go?
Jan. 7 2019
School cancellations make kids scream with joy. Staying in pajamas, baking cookies, watching movies, and then heading out to play in the snow — oh, what fun!
Nov. 15 2018
This is a friendly reminder to all of you, and myself — never give up on your dreams. I once had dreams
Sept. 25 2018
In our part of the country, we don’t rely on pivots and canals to water our crops; we look to the sky and wait for the clouds to open up and give us rain
Aug. 25 2018
Old barns have history embedded in their walls. If those walls could talk, what stories they could tell of the joys and hardships of their farms
Aug. 25 2018
It is getting real out there in the dairy industry. It is not necessary for me to tell you twice. We see it in every state, with every style of farm, and size is not a factor
July 24 2018
We currently are the host to two male carpet gnomes who we have the pleasure of calling our children
March 7 2018
Most days I can sit down and just crank out an article for you. But this time, I’m not going to lie, I have hit a block so hard I think it left a mark
March 6 2018
Across the country America’s dairy farmers are sitting down to kitchen tables and making tough choices
Feb. 25 2018
We knew it was coming, and there wasn’t anything we could do but buckle down and await the arrival of the arctic forecast. Not only was the impending weather all over the news
Feb. 10 2018
Karen Bohnert I’ve learned this the hard way. For more than four years, I’ve battled with anxiety
Jan. 30 2018
“You can’t be a stay-at-home-mom. You’ll never be able to keep up with the Joneses.” Those were my academic adviser’s words
Jan. 26 2018
Herds from coast to coast will be interviewed to talk about their dairy operations and the passion they have for the industry. The RFD-TV segment will last one hour
Jan. 25 2018
It is hard to believe that we closed out 2017. I probably say this every year, but it seems that this one flew by in record time