Nov. 21 2018
This holiday season is going to be rough for a lot of farmers across the country. Reports of farms selling out are still rolling in daily, which means that too many families will be spending their first...
Nov. 20 2018
I’ve had the pleasure of attending both Dairy Girl Network’s (DGN) National Conferences — the inaugural event held, in Minneapolis two years ago, and the most recent one in Pennsylvania...
Nov. 19 2018
“What’s it worth to me?” That is a common question asked when making any high-value purchase
Nov. 15 2018
We all know the last few years have been tough on us as dairy farmers. Every dairy, in every region, is sure they have had the hardest time of anyone
Nov. 14 2018
California has done it again! You’re welcome!
Nov. 13 2018
We use technology so often on our farms now that I'm always left wondering what the next best things will be
Nov. 9 2018
Have you ever wanted to talk directly with other farmers and National Dairy Checkoff staff about dairy promotion but didn't know where to go? Well, now there's an easy way to do it
Nov. 8 2018
After saving up money from bottle-feeding calves, bedding down calf hutches, and cleaning out our garage, our youngest son, Jacob, came up with enough money for a down payment to purchase his first heifer
Nov. 7 2018
I’ve always been the person who wants to compare herself to others. I can’t help it
Nov. 6 2018
At four of the national dairy judging contests this year, the Big E in Massachusetts, All-American in Pennsylvania, World Dairy Expo in Wisconsin, and North American International Livestock Expo in Kentucky,...
Nov. 6 2018
Unless you’re living under a rock, you know that today is Election Day
Nov. 5 2018
New York 4-H has participated in every Dairy Quiz Bowl contest at the North American International Livestock Exposition since the very first, which was held in 1980
Nov. 2 2018
Last year, not even one of our employees called in sick because of the flu
Nov. 1 2018
We were hard at work this Halloween. Things are looking a lot different around the farm
Oct. 31 2018
I had a unique experience the other day. It is interesting how it all started but even more so how it ended
Oct. 30 2018
There are some seasons in life that just seem busier then others. On the farm, it’s almost year-round with spring planting, fall harvest, packed summer months, and braving winter's challenges
Oct. 29 2018
The National Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management Contest Career Development Event (CDE) took place last week in Indianapolis, Ind., during the National FFA Convention
Oct. 26 2018
When I was in middle school, the barn on my family’s dairy farm burnt down
Oct. 25 2018
Growing up on my family farm out west in Oregon, my mother never had to make field meals. Despite milking cows, we never raised crops