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
May 31 2018
School is finished, it’s getting hot and humid outside, and summertime fun time is here in Georgia . . . well, almost
May 29 2018
How many times have we heard this question in our various roles on the farm? Probably countless, and we all know it’s never for just a minute!
May 24 2018
Our children certainly sleep more than their father or I did when we were their age. But during school breaks, my kids are still up by 7 a.m
May 16 2018
First thing tomorrow morning I have to milk the cows, but I also cannot forget about the fresh heifer, I have to make sure the calves are fed, and then I need to hurry back to get the kids on the bus
May 15 2018
‘Tis the season as tractors head back into the fields. Longer daylight hours provide the perfect conditions for those additional work hours, and the warmer days are a welcome end to a long winter...
May 10 2018
There may have been a time when we were at the happiest place on earth as a family of five, having less than a happy time
May 3 2018
“You are smart.” “You know cows.” “You can tell stories.”
May 1 2018
Spring always marks a special occasion in our family as we attend the Volunteer Firefighter’s annual banquet
April 24 2018
No bending. No squatting. No heavy lifting
April 12 2018
Oh Jordy! You have captured the hearts of us all, even though you (unsuccessfully) try to take on our beloved barn cat, Shakira
April 11 2018
I don’t actually know how to fix the dairy industry. I know that it will be a multistep process
April 6 2018
I awoke with a feeling of anticipation mixed with distress. As a girl of 4 years old, taking naps was simply a necessity, but I was not about to sleep through the most exciting part of my day