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. 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
Oct. 23 2018
You can find some pretty neat things by going through the archives of Hoard’s Dairyman
Oct. 18 2018
I am sure most of you know that women are starting to take on more responsibility in the agricultural industry. Back in the 1940s and 1950s, you would see a lot of husbands running the farms while the...
Sept. 20 2018
There has been a lot of talk lately about the efficiencies of large-scale dairies and concern that the smaller farms can’t survive
Sept. 7 2018
Have you heard of the four-legged milk stool? A popular analogy among author Gary Sipiorki’s talks and Money Matters column articles, he makes the argument that financial awareness is as critical...
Sept. 6 2018
Some dairies have a staff of four people, while others have a staff of 100 people. I can say, though, that most dairy staffs are like family
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. 27 2018
If you want to initiate a good debate at the coffee shop, talk about farm size and what is better — the small or large herd
Aug. 22 2018
“Hello ma’am, is the owner or the gentleman in charge of the purchasing decisions around?”
Aug. 20 2018
Anyone who has watched dairy cows use large mechanical roller brushes knows it’s pretty obvious they love them
Aug. 16 2018
The school bell rang last week and my kids went back to school. Truthfully, it will be an adjusting period for our entire household, as we have three children in three different schools — freshman,...
Aug. 13 2018
What is it that some dairies do that helps them be more profitable than others?
Aug. 9 2018
Our staff is like our family. They might not be related to us by blood, but we respect and care about them like we would our own
July 5 2018
I spent many hours last week on a bus while attending the National Jersey Convention. Driving through the curving roads of Wooster County, Ohio, to check out Amish Country, farmland, and stopping at several...
June 22 2018
In last Friday’s blog I tackled the word “sustainability.” I explained the social aspect of it and gave tips on how dairy farms could achieve their social sustainability goals
June 15 2018
Personally, I love the word “sustainability” because it can be a great description of what dairy farming is, but I do think it is a word that is hard to understand if not put into context
June 4 2018
Does any sector of agriculture depend more upon good records than dairy farming?