June 24 2022
In the hustle and bustle of busy summers on the farm, we often forget how lucky we are to do what we do every day. It’s the moments we take to invite others into our world that give us newfoun
June 16 2022
A heat wave swept across the nation this week, bringing humidity and extremely hot weather to both northern and southern parts of the country
June 8 2022
i do not remember a time when I did not identify myself as a farm girl. Even when I was a young child, the farm was my security
March 29 2022
There has been more than a fair share of struggle in the last few years. We are no strangers to the stress and, well, basically plain craziness and unpredictability of the dairy industry. Carryi
Feb. 21 2022
Raising their family on the farm is an added benefit of the job that many dairy farmer parents cherish. Often, it allows and encourages farm owners to think about what the future of the farm may hold
Feb. 3 2022
We’re happiest at home in our old farmhouse that is surrounded by cattle murmurs, country fields, and starlit skies, so it was the perfect backdrop for a marriage proposal
Feb. 1 2022
Time for a vacation is difficult for farm families, but it pays off
Nov. 12 2021
Steven and Connie Schmitt’s commitment, passion, and hard work as a farming couple is evidenced by a collection of aerial farm photos proudly displayed
Sept. 16 2021
Farmers rely on nature to provide what we need to do our job
Aug. 20 2021
we recently observed Veterinary Appreciation Day. This day just happened to fall a day before we laid to rest the first and finest veterinarian that served our farm
Aug. 10 2021
Just getting by during the pandemic can only be our mindset for so long
July 23 2021
With a small, four person staff strictly made up of family, formal business meetings are replaced by spontaneous planning sessions in passing, at the dinner table, or while working cattle on our dairy...
May 7 2021
A gifted athlete, Sara Haag played soccer, T-ball, field hockey, track, and basketball. She was a skilled player and a dedicated teammate who has loved playing sports since she was 4 years old
April 13 2021
several years ago, Duane and I took advantage of a cost share program with our county conservation organization
April 6 2021
My parents sold their milking cows a few weeks ago. It was actually just a few days before my family was headed to visit them for spring break
April 2 2021
For generations of Schmitt men (my grandpa, dad, brother, and hopefully, my nephews), their hands have told the story of dairy farming
April 1 2021
Providing A.I. services for hobby farms has become a fun side job for me
April 1 2021
my mother often tells the story of when she was a young child and went on a trip with her sister, mother, aunt, and two cousins
March 30 2021
You can’t pour passion from an empty cup
March 26 2021
As women, we are farmers, farmer’s daughters, farmer’s wives, and so many other things, but that does not dictate our roles or capabilities