Added by Kelsey Holter on July 29, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments
We in agriculture do a good job of sharing our story with each other, but we may not be reaching those not involved in agriculture. With less than 2% of the U.S. population engaged in production agriculture, now it’s more important than ever to share our story with the non-agriculture community.…Continue
Added by Brenda Hastings on July 27, 2010 at 9:12am — No Comments
I find venting my frustration and emotions through blogging helps, alot. Today I had the morning milking off. Felt good to sleep in til 6. Got alot of house work done, I can see the kitchen sink again! Almost forgot it was there. Everything was going well, that is, until my husband David came in for lunch. When I asked how the morning milking went he just replied "ok." From the tone of his voice I could tell something was wrong. In a quick motion he wrapped me in a big hug then let it out:…Continue
First of all I would like to introduce myself. My name is Tom Leonard. I have a wonderful wife Denise and a marvelous son Casey. We started our own farm in April of 2008. We borrowed alot of money for high priced cows to go along with the $20 milk. Thing are not so good for us now as it is with many across this nation.
On May 26th I found out about the Mercy for Animals investigation that took place at Conklin Dairy Cattle LLC. I watched the YouTube video as many of you have.…Continue
Hello! I’m Kimmi Devaney and I’m the past president of the American Dairy Science Association-Student Affiliate Division.
Throughout my college career, one question that has always been in the back of my mind is whether I would find a job after graduation that will make me happy. I have been…Continue
Boston, and especially the city’s storied sports teams is typically what people associate with Massachusetts. The…Continue
A short story about my summer internship last year....
Finding a random, small family farm in upstate New York, agreeing to live with total…Continue
On our farm in southern Michigan, we have completed our wheat harvest. The straw is baled and put away. It might not sound that exciting, but it sure is a good feeling to have that job behind us.
In high school, the common question you may have been asked by your teachers, friends, and family was, “What do you want to do after college?” We weren’t even done with high school yet, let alone college, and we were expected to have a step-by-step guide to our…Continue
Added by Emily Caldwell on July 7, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments
A local dairy farmer dumped a tank of milk on July 4th. He claimed it was an organized effort, but he is the only one I know of to dump. Did anyone else know there was a plan to dump milk on the 4th? Did anyone else dump their milk?
The following post is the speech I gave at the National Junior Holstein Convention last weekend. I think it's a great message for dairy advocates of any age. Let me know what you think!…Continue
Organic vs. “Conventional” dairy. Lately I’ve been reading some misconceptions, misleading information and just misinformation that’s been flying around the blogging world comparing the two. I wanted to respond with true information regarding this subject.
But may I first begin by saying, Dominic and I are friends with MANY dairymen and women, both conventional and organic. We are all friends with one ........ to read more.......…