I have to tell you about one of my projects.
I've been wanting to tackle this for a decade, it seems. But life tends to get in the way of good intentions, doesn't it?
My county has a great history. I think most do, but ours is a true wild west legacy. For many years, Lincoln County, Idaho was the end of the rail line, home of the coldest beer in the west and filled with the stories that only a town populated by miners, railroad men and ranchers can tell. I've lived here…Continue
You do your best to prevent it, but sometimes there's no avoiding a crisis. On a farm this could be a disease outbreak, an accident, a fire, natural disaster, environmental damage or even death. What do you do when the media comes knocking, looking for the story to your loss?
First and foremost, get your game plan together. You can come up with a crisis communications plan before an issue ever arises. For the unexpected situation, you might not have time. Once the immediate…Continue
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Lely is a proud sponsor of Stearns County Breakfast on the Farm! We invite you and your family to join others for a great breakfast, learning and fun on the farm Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Lely “family member,” Groetsch Dairy near Albany, Minn.
There’s something fun for…
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Most American’s have never been to a dairy farm. They haven’t had the opportunity to walk through a freestall barn, smell a handful of fresh cattle feed, seen the inside of a milking parlor, or pet a calf in her hutch.…Continue
Christmas card images of winter on the farm often depict a barn roof, farm house and a lone cow beautifully blanketed in snow on a clear day. Winter does create some beautiful images on the farm, however the reality is not always so glamorous. Winter brings a new set of challenges to everyday work on the farm.…Continue
From Wisconsin to Michigan, June Dairy Month means Breakfast on the Farm! With such great success in Michigan since the first three years ago, Breakfast on the Farm is expanding across the state and regionally connecting to consumers throughout the summer.
One Extension educator started in her county after seeing success in Wisconsin, and they came in droves. Nearly 10,000 people have made it to breakfast and the farmers are serving up Michigan's finest. As for producers…Continue
Added by Nicole Scahendorf Heslip on June 8, 2011 at 8:39am — No Comments
The Midwest (and soon-to-be Northeast) has encountered a lot of snow, ice and wind in the past day or so. Winter weather advisories and blizzard warnings have been issued across multiple states, while schools and businesses quickly made announcements that they would be closing their doors early.
While many folks have been able to stay at home and relax on these wintry days, farmers don’t get the day off, as many agvocates shared via social media.
There’s some exciting news coming out of Canada!
Progressive Dairyman – Canada
First, Progressive Dairyman introduces us to Progressive Dairyman – Canada, a new addition for readers in Canada, scheduled to be published six times in 2011. Targeted to all dairy producers and related industry professionals in Canada, it will follow a similar editorial and ad format to the Progressive Dairyman – U.S. edition.…
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We’re excited to share news that South Dakota has become home to it’s first robotic dairy. Keloland TV recently featured Stuart Plucker’s farm in, Mechanized Milking.
Visit LelyLife.com for more!
Added by Lely North America on January 13, 2011 at 9:14am — No Comments
In preparation for the upcoming New Year, we’ve reflected on our “agvocate” New Year’s resolutions, along with how we can better incorporate YouTube into our story-telling efforts.
To bring to a close 2010 and gear up for 2011 (yes, it’s only 2 days away!?), we’d like to send one final inspiration your way and share a video released by AgChat in September titled,…Continue
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Last week we talked about New Year’s resolutions, asking:
“What are your ‘agvocate’ New Year’s resolutions?”
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Nathan and Barbara Blesy of Springville, NY, were recently recognized with the New York Farm Bureau Young Farmer Achievement Award at the December 7, 2010, annual meeting. The award recognizes young farmers for their agricultural pursuits and leadership within the community.
For more on this exciting news, visit LelyLife.com.
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Watch as people are interviewed from various cities around the country and see their reaction as they learn that each American farm family will feed 155…Continue
Added by Lely North America on November 23, 2010 at 3:54pm — No Comments
Being stranded. It's a helpless feeling. I was just minding my own business over at the calf barn, waiting for Paige and Dominic to come back so we could feed the calves when "Charlie" the larger of the two bulls we have here on the ranch ................read more............
The Wife of a Dairyman
Added by Nancy Grossi on August 13, 2010 at 6:18pm — No Comments