July 2013 Blog Posts (11)

"My Crazy Circus BALANCING ACT" - or "My Life"

August 2013:  “What are some of your secrets for balancing all that you do? How do you prioritize all of your activities and responsibilities?” 

My parents and I laughed pretty hard at this topic when we read it.  My big secret is my Mom.  She is the master of the clock and the calendar.

***Here is a page from this last year, and here…


Added by MaddieMoo on July 30, 2013 at 9:27am — No Comments

Mint Julep wins Flavor Faceoff!

Chaney’s Dairy Barn’s Mint Julep was voted by readers as the 2013 Flavor Faceoff Champion. This year’s competition was sponsored by DCC Waterbeds (Dual Chamber Cow) Waterbeds. The Bowling Green, Kentucky, crew beat out 13 other flavors and competitors.

Mint Julep received 122 votes in the regional round and 249 votes in the final round of the competition.

Nearly 700 responses were received throughout the six-week contest. Thanks to all who voted and participated in the…


Added by Proud to Dairy on July 29, 2013 at 7:04am — No Comments

Announcing the Back to School Kids & Calves Contest!

It’s hard to believe that summer is nearly done and youth across the country will soon be heading back to school.

The Proud to Dairy network, with the help of sponsor Vetericyn as well as co-creator and California dairywoman Ellen Durrer, wants to help…


Added by Proud to Dairy on July 29, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Seeing Blue

By the time you read this, I’ll be hiding.

It’s not too hard to find me. In Chelan, Washington, there is a winery called Karma Vineyards. They claim they didn’t name it after me. We all know the truth. It’s always all about me.

I’ll need the wine. As I write this, I’m headed into fair week. As an FFA and 4-H Mom and leader, fair week is one of those weeks I look…


Added by Karma Metzler Fitzgerald on July 25, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Dairy farmer helps bring to light the funny side of farming

Florida dairyman Tim Moffett believes everyone could use a big belly laugh, especially farmers. He’s made it his mission to entertain and, when possible, educate others about the funny side of being a dairy farmer.

Q. Your dairy background?

I was raised on a dairy farm as the youngest of six kids. Shortly after I graduated college, my…


Added by Proud to Dairy on July 22, 2013 at 12:26pm — No Comments

How Robots Have Changed My Life

When I got asked to write this post I was thrilled to write something about our robots that was aimed to a fellow dairy producer rather than a consumer. After I started thinking about it I realized it was going to be difficult to put everything I love about our new robot setup into one small article. I will do my best to give you a picture of what I love already and how I see us evolving as we get more experience with the setup. My disclaimer is that I am no expert, we are only 2 months into…


Added by Ashley Messing on July 19, 2013 at 12:55pm — No Comments


Proud To Dairy is hoping to create a blogging schedule. We'd be asking each contributor to blog once a month. Blogs can be re-posted from or link back to your own blogging site. More details below:

Since our audience is dairy farmers and those connected to the dairy industry, we don't really want to gear our content toward educating consumers. More like, how to educate consumers. We're looking for bloggers to feature ideas of dairy industry promotion and examples of producers and…


Added by Amanda Meneses on July 16, 2013 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Congratulations CHANEY'S DAIRY BARN!

Mr. Carl Chaney's Mint Julep ice cream made with Maker's Mark whiskey is the 2013 Flavor Faceoff CHAMPION!  Congratulations Team Chaney!

Added by MaddieMoo on July 12, 2013 at 12:07pm — No Comments

How My Family Celebrated June Dairy Month

June 2013 has come to a close.  This past month people celebrated June Dairy Month in a variety of ways.  Many different people in the dairy industry challenged us to do something to promote of industry during the month of June through their blogs and Facebook pages.   I wanted to do something but I wasn't sure what.  My time was limited, so I thought about it for awhile.


One day an idea popped into my head.  I went to talk to the person about my idea but she wasn't there. …


Added by Christina Winch on July 6, 2013 at 2:49pm — No Comments

On to Nationals!

A great big THANKS to everyone who voted for me and Braum's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream for the regional competition!  

I'm celebrating with a little...you guessed it, ICE CREAM (you already know what flavor)!!! And what better way to get the maximum mouthful than to use my new Flavor Face-off ice cream scoops!!!  Who needs spoons?

To wash it all down,…


Added by MaddieMoo on July 1, 2013 at 10:14am — No Comments

Dairy Camp - Idaho

July 2013

“Tell us about the video you created for Karma and the Idaho dairy campers. What feedback did you receive?”

I got an email May 20th from Karma Fitzgerald.  I know of her from her blog posts on Proud To Dairy for Progressive Dairyman, but I never thought I would get an email from her, and I would have NEVER guessed that she (or…


Added by MaddieMoo on July 1, 2013 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

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