Feb. 19 2019
Coming off of the beginning of the year that seemed to have 400 days in just one month, I've seen far too many posts from farmers feeling the weight of winter going on into February
Feb. 15 2019
Have there been times in your life when you felt like you didn’t fit in? My answer would certainly be yes, and I would venture a guess that most of you have felt this way at times, too
Feb. 14 2019
Really, the little acts of kindness that come from my dairy farmer husband — at the least expected of times and the most needed of times — are what make my heart skip a beat
Jan. 22 2019
It’s fun to watch your children’s interests develop as they grow. They each dive into areas that spark that enjoyment in life
Jan. 3 2019
I'm kind of rediscovering who I am and what my hopes are
Jan. 2 2019
This week we said good riddance to 2018 and welcomed a new year. Are you excited? Because honestly, I’m still on the fence. The last year was pretty awful for the dairy industry
Dec. 12 2018
It was picture perfect. My wife was preparing an amazing meal in the kitchen, the kids were playing in the family room, and I was soaking it all in while holding my baby girl as she cooed and looked at...
Dec. 11 2018
As the industry we love looks to head into yet another difficult year, it’s hard not to be frustrated
Dec. 7 2018
David Dickson, known to many as Dr. Dave, was a longtime professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and well-respected dairy judging coach
Dec. 6 2018
Via trains, planes, and automobiles, I recently made my way from East Moline, Ill., to Germany
Dec. 5 2018
Everyone bottle-feeds calves, right? The amount of milk and the length of time differs, but most farmers feed their calves with bottles
Nov. 27 2018
Thanksgiving is always one of my favorites holidays. It’s a time to gather with family and friends, enjoy delicious food, and really take the time to be thankful for all that we have
Nov. 23 2018
Even though there were many holidays I wasn't able to spend with my parents after moving east, my parents still made their presence felt with phone calls, greeting cards, prayers, and laughter
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. 7 2018
I’ve always been the person who wants to compare herself to others. I can’t help it
Nov. 6 2018
Unless you’re living under a rock, you know that today is Election Day
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. 24 2018
I understand that there is a time to be professional and a time to be relaxed
Oct. 16 2018
My husband and I live a very unique lifestyle that allows us to include our children in our work
Oct. 11 2018
You were my life cheerleader, and I'm so thankful for that. I wish you could see your grandchildren now