March 2010 Blog Posts (19)

Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit

I thought that some Proud to Dairy members might be interested in learning more about the Animal Agriculture Alliance's Ninth Annual Stakeholders Summit being held in Arlington, VA from April 28-29.

We are really excited to be hosting 20 speakers to discuss the theme, "Truth, Lies, and Videotape: Is Activism Jeopardizing Our Food Security,"… Continue

Added by Sarah Hubbart on March 31, 2010 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Some of our calves out to pasture~

Directly in front of our house, there is a small pasture sectioned off where the grass grows very tall by spring time. We've found this to be the perfect area to let some of the baby calves out to pasture. Natural more HERE

Nancy~ The Wife of a Dairyman…


Added by Nancy Grossi on March 29, 2010 at 6:48pm — No Comments

How a Calf is Born

A few weeks ago, I asked Dominic to come up to the house to let me know when a cow was in the process of calving because I wanted to video tape it. We have babies born here on the ranch everyday but it seems 95% of them are born in the middle of the more .........… Continue

Added by Nancy Grossi on March 26, 2010 at 6:18pm — No Comments

4th Annual Penn State Meat-In Day Encourages Students to Support Ag

Penn State Collegiate CattleWomen, Dairy Science Club and Block and Bridle remind Students that without farming we will have no food…


Added by Christiana Graver on March 24, 2010 at 5:37pm — 1 Comment

Auction participants believe in dairy's future

MADISON, WIS. – March 2010 – Seven auction items brought a total of $12,150 for dairy education programs at the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin Business Conference, Tuesday March 16 in Madison, Wisconsin. Also at the conference, the Silent Auction raised an additional $14,500 toward dairy education.

The auction benefits the Professional Dairy Producers Foundation, which raises funds and awards grants for educational programs and initiatives. For the past six years, the… Continue

Added by Angie Molkentin on March 22, 2010 at 8:04pm — 1 Comment

The Future of Dairy~

We had such a busy and fun weekend! Saturday morning we headed over to Sonoma, CA to the Neles-Johnson Dairy where the Redwood Empire Holstein Association held it's annual Dairy Judging Day competition. more.........

Added by Nancy Grossi on March 21, 2010 at 7:52pm — No Comments

The American Dream...

I'm very pleased to say that Indiana Dairy posted another blog of mine....

It is about Dairying being the American Dream...

Hope you like it!…


Added by Leontien on March 20, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

How we celebrate 'Farm Day' for National Ag Week~

This week is National Ag Week. There are events going on all over the U.S. to help educate the public in many different ways. Here in Marin County, CA, we participated in the 26th annual Marin County Farm Day.

This year's Farm Day theme was ..................…


Added by Nancy Grossi on March 19, 2010 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Michigan Governor: No Meat Day

I may be just an average college student but as an agriculture lover, this brings a rage of discontent to myself and I am sure many others.,1607,7-168-25488-232493--,00.html

Added by Megan Buechner on March 17, 2010 at 4:07pm — 1 Comment

Our new "Bad Boy" New Holland

In the Dairy Farming business, or in our dairy farming business, we don't usually acquire or buy equipment that is brand new. After returning home from my errands on Friday, Dominic tells me that our brand new tractor has arrived. Read more at…


Added by Nancy Grossi on March 15, 2010 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Dairy Myths VS. Fact

Dairy Myths VS. Fact~

Myth: The reason the price of milk is going up in the grocery store is so dairy farmers can get rich.

Fact: On average, dairy farmers .........



Added by Nancy Grossi on March 10, 2010 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Dealing with SPAM on Proud to Dairy's website

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to give you a quick update. While we hope no one has had to see any of the SPAM that people have been trying to post on the site, we have had close to 2 dozen blog posts of garbage that the site moderators have had to deal with in the last 12 hours.

In response, we are asking all new members of to please provide the color of their eyes. If these posts are being placed by a computer, changing up our…

Added by Ray Merritt on March 9, 2010 at 9:51am — No Comments

More about Farmers on Vacation~

We drove home today from Truckee. The kids, of course were reluctant to leave....they had so much fun. The conversation on the drive home more at

Added by Nancy Grossi on March 8, 2010 at 6:56pm — No Comments


Well Hello, it has been a long time. I have been up to so much lately that I have fallen behind on blogging. Since I posted last a lot has happened. I have had many articles written about the group, helped prepare my sister and the rest of the Cortland County 4-Her's for Dairy Quiz Bowl, and have tried to stay on top of my studies. Today I want to talk a little about quiz bowl and the importance of 4-H.

I started 4-H when I was 8 years old and participated in many events until I was… Continue

Added by Erin Jones on March 5, 2010 at 11:50am — No Comments

"I Support Dairy Farmers" - Facebook Style

For one girl who joined Proud To Dairy, getting a free profile and networking community just wasn’t enough. She had to get a hat too.

Sorry! That may have been some jealousy coming out in me! The girl I am referring to is Erin Jones. She was the 300th member to join PTD, and therefore, she received a free hat

from the PTD team. Pretty snazzy deal,



Added by Kelsey Holter on March 4, 2010 at 2:27pm — 1 Comment

Iam proud to be a dairy farmer's wife there is nothing i would rather do then be on a farm with cows!!

Iam proud to be a dairy farmer's wife there is nothing i would rather do then be on a farm with cows!! Continue

Added by tammy studebaker on March 4, 2010 at 5:41am — 1 Comment

How We Finish Up The Milking Day~

The kids and I drove down to the milk barn yesterday to take some photos of a few cows at the end of the milking day. In the milk barn, I peaked my head around a corner to see if I could find Dominic, and who was standing there to greet me just four feet away? more at…

Added by Nancy Grossi on March 3, 2010 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Calf with a "Story" up for Auction March 16

When Mitch Breunig decided to donate a calf to the Professional Dairy Producers Foundation’s Live Auction, it was nothing short of the best. Jenny-Lou Million 2719 hails from the Lou and Toystory cow family, the well-known sires from Breunig’s Mystic Valley Dairy in Dane County, Wis.…


Added by Angie Molkentin on March 1, 2010 at 10:20am — No Comments

What cancer does to somebody like ME...

One year, eleven months and somewhat days ago I got confronted with this awful disease. I can tell you, it wasn't and is not funny...

After several surgeries, lots of pain and fear I got 4 weeks of chemo treatment for 4 hours in a row every day. After that we did 48 weeks of chemo shots, 3…


Added by Leontien on March 1, 2010 at 10:18am — 1 Comment

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