February 2014 Blog Posts (5)

The Roles of a Dairy Farmer

When most people think of future careers today they either have something they're passionate about or they look for a career with the most income. When you think of the diverse jobs in America it can range from jobless, to CEO of a large company and the random jobs in between. For centuries farmers have always been at the bottom of the spectrum, having people look down upon us because we prefer to work in the filth and receive a small amount of pay. In the past one hundred years it's been…


Added by Ashley Howlett on February 17, 2014 at 3:26pm — 1 Comment

Milk please

You know what makes me crazy?

Three things. 

OK -- that's a lie. A LOT of things make me crazy. Far more than three, because I'm cranky in real life.

In this particular case, we'll narrow it down to three.

1) Attending dairy meetings at which no milk is served.

This makes me nuts! We hold a meeting and invite fellow dairy producers then serve the competition? We put margarine on the table? Who does that? Why does it make sense? I always make a scene, which…


Added by Karma Metzler Fitzgerald on February 10, 2014 at 12:15pm — 4 Comments

What do you love?

Every where you look in February you can see hearts along with the colors red and pink.  Love music streams from every radio station.  Little children get giddy deciding between the SpongeBob or Scooby Doo valentines for their classmates.  Dairy farmers share photos of cows with spots shaped like hearts.  Skyscrapers light up in red.  All because of a special day that occurs on February 14th every year, Valentines Day, the day we celebrate the ones we love.

As dairy farmers we…


Added by Christina Winch on February 10, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Why big ag?

As a young farmer my biggest pet peeve is hearing about how awful big, corporate agriculture is. We hear about it all the time; weather it’s an article recently published, or an opinionated peer. With my strong agriculture roots I can’t help but explain how agriculture got to be the way it is today. There are reasons why many people don’t know who their farmers are or how their food was made.

The past one hundred years have changed our ways of living and farming drastically. The…


Added by Ashley Howlett on February 6, 2014 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Winter work!

Prepping for spring field work.


Added by Theo Scholze on February 2, 2014 at 7:57pm — No Comments

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