October 2010 Blog Posts (8)


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to consult for dairies and help farmers better manage their operations? Now you can—before you graduate from college!

Students participating in the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge competition evaluate an operating dairy farm and provide recommendations for improving the dairy’s bottom line. Teams use records, personal observations and interview time with the producer to prepare their 20-minute presentation for a panel of… Continue

Added by Kimmi Devaney on October 28, 2010 at 5:57pm — No Comments

The Farm American Project

Have you heard the news?!

Producers have an opportunity to educate consumers about domestic food production and the farmers and ranchers that grow it … and potentially reach nearly 200 million people.

Troy Hadrick, a fifth generation rancher from western South Dakota, shared this exciting news about the Farm American project on the Advocates for Agriculture blog yesterday.

To learn more, visit…


Added by Lely North America on October 26, 2010 at 10:39am — No Comments

Connect with Consumers about Your Harvest

Fall is harvest time around the nation and a perfect time to share the story

of your farm with consumers. People love to connect with farms during

this beautiful time of year. Families spend weekends exploring corn

mazes, picking pumpkins,…

Added by Brenda Hastings on October 26, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments


Hey Midwesterners, have you seen the "Thank a farmer!" semitrailer yet? According to this Vita Plus news release, the trailers will travel more than 70,000 miles in a year! That's a great way for consumers to learn a little more about the people who producer their food! Read below for more info.

Eat food. Be healthy. Thank a farmer!

In an effort to celebrate farmers and the wholesome, nutritious foods they produce, Vita Plus rolled out its… Continue

Added by Emily Caldwell on October 21, 2010 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Sharing My Blogging Journey with DFA Young Cooperators in S.L.O.

As most of you know, this past August I was fortunate enough to attend the AgChat Foundation inaugural social media conference in Chicago with the sponsorship of Dairy Farmers of America and Dairy Management Incorporated. This conference was held with the purpose in helping 50-80 farmers, nationwide learn skills on…

Added by Nancy Grossi on October 18, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

New contest from Progressive Forage Grower

For those of you who participated in our June Dairy Month photo contest, I thought you might be interested to hear about the competition from Progressive Forage Grower. We're promoting a Hay Bale Decorating Contest and offering prizes to the three participants who receive the most votes. Learn more: http://bit.ly/3449_BaleContest

Plus, have you seen our World Dairy Expo video?… Continue

Added by Emily Caldwell on October 12, 2010 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Join the National Dairy Producers Organization

Dairymen around the country are organizing to fight for our interests as

producers. This will be accomplished through the creation of the

National Dairy Producers Organization.…


Added by Brenda Hastings on October 7, 2010 at 6:34pm — No Comments

World Dairy Expo Surprise!!!

When I was flying to Madison to exhibit dairy cattle at the World Dairy Expo I would have never thought that Expo 2010 would be something more than just cattle and good dairy friends, but a special surprise was behind my boyfriend’s door. I, Kim Wilson, am a senior in college at Oklahoma State University. I grew up on a family dairy, Mi-Wil Farms, in Neosho, Missouri where we have registered…


Added by Kim Wilson on October 7, 2010 at 9:47am — 1 Comment

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