Sept. 18 2018
There’s only ever 24 hours in a day, but my goodness how nice it would be to add a few more hours on those days when we need them!
Sept. 13 2018
A little over a year ago, two people close to my heart were being prepped for surgery. I made my way west to be a part of the Davidson cheer squad
Sept. 12 2018
Earlier this month, we lost seven newborn calves in less than two weeks. That’s more than we’ve lost in the last year, and it was heartbreaking
Sept. 3 2018
It’s well-known that the average age of farmers is steadily climbing upward. The same could be said about the general population
Aug. 30 2018
A dear friend of mine once told me that anyone who could afford to take a couple weeks away from their work really must not be needed at their job
Aug. 29 2018
The last two weeks have been pretty emotional for me. The video “Dear Struggling Farmer” wasn’t easy to share
Aug. 21 2018
A big part of my husband’s and my decision to come back to the farm was based on the way we wanted to raise our family. There really is no comparison to the values and lessons that this way of life...
Aug. 15 2018
Farmers are certainly the last of a dying breed. I’ve watched them fight through snowstorms, hurricanes, wildfires, and floods. I’ve known farmers who have worked through migraines, pneumonia,...
Aug. 14 2018
My oldest daughter, Monika, loves gymnastics. She has been swinging from and flipping around on the stall dividers in our barn since she was a toddler
July 30 2018
Wisconsin’s Marathon county was a logging community until the late 1800s. At that time, farmers permanently settled in the area, pulling up tree stumps and planting crops to feed their livestock
July 24 2018
We currently are the host to two male carpet gnomes who we have the pleasure of calling our children
July 19 2018
Growing up in the 1980s on my family's dairy farm in central Oregon, I really was unaware of the farm crisis
July 18 2018
How many risk management meetings have you been to in the last two years? I must've attended at least three or four and been invited to over a dozen
June 27 2018
The agriculture community in Tulare, Calif., has been working out lately and has developed a few muscles
June 26 2018
I’m one to say that men and women’s role on the dairy farm can be equal. And yet, the differences between genders farming together become very apparent to me in the task of raising a farm family
June 21 2018
Many people are sitting next to us in cubicles or standing by us in the grocery line. Or in our case, it could be our neighbors, the sales rep, or a farmer just like us, who is struggling with physical...
June 11 2018
Each year, the Hoard’s Dairyman and Hay & Forage Grower editorial staffs dedicate three or four days to a team wide photo trip
June 7 2018
Dear Tyler, Hug your mama — she could use it. Early years in speech to rocking a 4.0 grade point average gives your mom a reason to cry. Allow her to be proud. You are our oldest and our guinea...
June 6 2018
Most of the people who know me would describe me as an upbeat person; my family knows better
June 5 2018
One of my favorite reasons to read is the chance to transport myself into a different time or place that would otherwise be impossible