February 2013 Blog Posts (7)

just getting started

 After 10 years of working on the farm and raising calves we finally get to call it ours!March 1 it becomes Fortson Dairy Farms!We are so proud and excited to get started.

Added by Terry Fortson on February 23, 2013 at 1:02pm — 1 Comment

Lely cow in Iowa

Today, we’d like to feature another Lely cow picture. This Lely cow resides in Iowa!

Added by Lely North America on February 22, 2013 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Young Dairy Leaders Institute takes advocating to new level

I recently had the opportunity to be apart of the eighth class of the Holstein Foundation's Young Dairy Leaders Institute. This unique leadership training program is geared toward young (ages 22-45) dairy producers and those working in the dairy industry.

The program is divided into three phases. During Phase I in Albuquerque, New Mexico, we explored our individual personality traits and learned tips on interacting and working with each other. I personally discovered that I'm more…


Added by Emily Caldwell on February 19, 2013 at 11:37am — No Comments

Congratulations to the newest FMS L2 advisors!

We’d like to share a photo from another recent Lely Farm Management Support (FMS) training course. This time, the group upgraded their status from L1 to L2 certified FMS advisors in La Crosse, Wis. We have now 135 certified FMS advisors in North America, 43 of which have a L2 certificate.

Congratulations to the newest FMS L2 advisors!…


Added by Lely North America on February 14, 2013 at 11:42am — No Comments

Crazy Winter Weather

Just before Christmas I blogged about the blizzard roaring outside on our farm.  Some of that snow stills sits at the bottom of the snow mounds from cleaning up after the blizzard.  As luck would have it, that blizzard was the beginning of what has been a weird and crazy winter weather wise here in SW Wisconsin.


In the past month we have gone from 40 degree days to thunderstorms to ice storms to subzero temps and more snow.  All of this within a few days.   Then it has…


Added by Christina Winch on February 12, 2013 at 6:35pm — No Comments

2013 PDPW Business Conference invites dairy producers to “Recharge” March 12 & 13

From dairying around the world to safety around the farm, the 2013 PDPW Business Conference will bring timely and useful information to today’s dairy producers and other industry professionals, March 12-13 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis.

The conference theme “Recharge!” is fitting for this annual educational event, as it has become a place for dairy producers to reconnect with industry friends, rethink ways to handle on-farm tasks and business challenges, and plug in to…


Added by PDPW on February 5, 2013 at 9:49am — No Comments

So God made a Farmer

Sunday night while hundreds of Americans watched the Super Bowl there was a little two minute commercial that really stopped me in my tracks. I’m sure most of you have seen it or at least have heard the quote in it at some point, it was the Paul Harvey, “So God made a Farmer” Dodge commercial. Dodge fan or not I think we can still enjoy its message.

(Watch the video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sillEgUHGC4 )



Added by Sarah P on February 4, 2013 at 12:18am — 1 Comment

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