August 2014 Blog Posts (4)

Think before you Post

There is something that has been on my mind about our industry and production agriculture in general for quite some time that I believe that we need to reflect on as we try to educate the public on our way of life, and to be a face that they put on their food.  It was one of the reasons that I initially left the industry and the reason I was leary to come back to the industry and something that still worries me as the industry tries to be more transparent due to consumer demand.  It is the…


Added by Theo Scholze on August 28, 2014 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Love For The Show Cows

As Maryland State Fair cow shows come closer and closer I remember why I started showing. Although I am not showing here it still reminds me why I love to go down to the state fair and watch as well as hand out ribbons at the show as a Dairy Maid.

Show cows have a special place in my heart for many reasons. Show cows come out into the ring clipped and clean, tails fluffed and udders shiny. They look like the top models.

Show cows have that love that can never get rid of. Show…


Added by Mackenzie Underwood on August 26, 2014 at 5:51am — No Comments

Cleared for takeoff-my account of a robot startup

On the morning of August 5th, 2014 the black and white beauties walked through the milking parlor for the last time at Hillside Farm.…


Added by Laura Flory on August 17, 2014 at 10:14pm — 1 Comment

Make Hay When the Sun Shines

As farmers we all know the old adage, "Make Hay When the Sun Shines." Our growing seasons seem to revolve around it and I feel like my daily life follows closely with it. You never know when that small rain storm is going to come through and ruin your chance for cutting hay. Or when that piece is of equipment is going to break down and ruin the entire day. …


Added by Ashley Messing on August 7, 2014 at 7:59am — No Comments

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