October 2013 Blog Posts (8)

God Bless Dairy Women!

Our November issue traditionally highlights women in dairy. Which dairywomen do you look up to? What qualities do you admire?  

I look up to all dairy women.  A lot of them work right alongside their husbands, and they also have to take care of the home and kids and sometimes even have a job in town, too.  Then there are some dairy women who do all that AND travel to the shows for their family to…


Added by MaddieMoo on October 30, 2013 at 2:43pm — No Comments

An update on YDLI

It's been a while since I've updated the Proud to Dairy network about my efforts with Holstein Foundation's Young Dairy Leaders Institute. Since I (finally!) completed my project this month and helped a fellow classmate with his, I figured now would be a good time to check in.

Learn more about YDLI here:…


Added by Emily Caldwell on October 29, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Wrapping up harvest

A transition has occurred at the Fitzgerald household. 

We've gone from being involved in three sports and harvest to being involved in one sport and finishing harvest.

I celebrated the transition by coming down with bronchitis and spending a beautiful Southern Idaho autumn week inside the house, pretty sure I was never going to breathe again. Nonetheless, we had evenings at home together this week. We spent a Saturday at home. I can't even remember the last time that…


Added by Karma Metzler Fitzgerald on October 28, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Kids and Calves

Every person growing up on a dairy farm has memories of calves.  Even through I didn't grow up on a dairy farm, my parents did get steer calves every summer.  We got to feed them.  Learning how to mix milk, when to offer starter, and keeping them healthy have only benefited me today.  I'll ever forget the first time I let a calf suck on my fingers.  That wet warm tickly feeling still makes me giggle today.


Back in September I asked my boys if they wanted to enter the Kids and…


Added by Christina Winch on October 17, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Share your #dairygirlproblems

Earlier this year, my good friend Karma and I came across a Twitter account called @DairyGirlProbs. I can't convey to you how excited we were.

Unfortunately, neither of us have been able to track down the genius(es) behind this account. If you have any leads, please…


Added by Emily Caldwell on October 17, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Former pro wrestler helps to raise the voice of ag advocates

“OK, before we start, I just want you to know that I never had a cheese curd before coming here [to World Dairy Expo],” he said. “Now that I’ve had one, I still don’t understand what all the fuss is about.”

I was taken aback someone would utter those words in the presence of many Wisconsinites, but I guess when you’re 6 foot 4 and 260 pounds of pure muscle, you…


Added by Emily Caldwell on October 15, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Thank you, Proud To Dairy!

Just a few things I got good use out of at the Tulsa State Fair. Thanks, Proud To Dairy, for my awesome cooler!  It was just the right size for the journey!

Added by MaddieMoo on October 14, 2013 at 11:50am — No Comments

Wisconsin's Winch family sweeps Kids & Calves contest

In our Proud to Dairy Kids & Calves contest, sponsored by Vetericyn, we have four winners in three age categories. Wesley and Matthew Winch tied for the 8 & under age category with 90 points each. With the help of mother, Christina, both boys posted two blogs, 10 photos and one video each. Both videos received 89 views.

Oldest brother Randy Winch won the 9 to 13 age category, also with 90 points.

See …


Added by Proud to Dairy on October 1, 2013 at 1:28pm — 1 Comment

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