Rob and Christine Waddell of Townville, Pennsylvania, host several farm tours a year on their 900-cow dairy operation, Apple Shamrock Farms. I recently attended one of Waddells’ tours, along with my mom and sister-in-law, so that we could learn some tips for giving tours on our own operation. Read on for my key takeaways, and comment below to provide your farm tour tips.…Continue
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What does a 12-year-old kid and a cow have in common? Well, they both had to learn to drink milk right after they were born, and both received vaccination shots. Just like the child has his or her toenails trimmed, the cow’s hooves are trimmed.
Newly minted author Philip Herr of Philhaven…
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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:…
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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…
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“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…
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"How many cows y'all milk? Where at? What kind of parlor?"
If Lancelot Holton gets figured out you're from a dairy farm, these will be the first three questions he asks you. Then he'll want to know what other dairy farms you've been on, where they're at and what kind of milking parlor they have. …
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I recently had the opportunity to interview Michele Payn-Knoper about her new book, "No More Food Fights!" The book focuses on growing the conversation between farmers and ranchers and "foodies," who include chefs, dietitians and many others passionate about food and nutrition.…
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I recently had the opportunity to be apart of the eighth class of the Holstein Foundation's Young Dairy Leaders Institute. This unique leadership training program is geared toward young (ages 22-45) dairy producers and those working in the dairy industry.
The program is divided into three phases. During Phase I in Albuquerque, New Mexico, we explored our individual personality traits and learned tips on interacting and working with each other. I personally discovered that I'm more…
Added by Emily Caldwell on February 19, 2013 at 11:37am — No Comments
I first "met" Leontien through her Twitter account, @4leafclovercow. I asked to feature some of her tweets in a sidebar for Progressive Dairyman, and she responded within an hour. Leontien had also been a member of this Proud to Dairy network from some of its earliest days.
If you check out her page, you'll see she was constantly posting encouraging words…
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In addition to having a Christmas theme, the December issue of Progressive Dairyman each year features a year-in-review and showcases the best of the best content from the past 12 months.
Click here to browse through the digital edition. You’ll see the Top 25 most well-read online articles, the Top 5 New Technology articles and a selection of 10 editors’…
Added by Emily Caldwell on December 14, 2011 at 10:22am — No Comments
Brr! All this cold weather really has me craving for some broccoli cheese soup. I thought I'd share the recipe for the best kind I've ever had, made for me by my Grandma Caldwell while I was home for the holidays.
The best part of this recipe? The dairy ingredients, of course! It calls for six cups of milk, in addition to cheese and butter.
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup chopped onion
6 cups water
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This update was written by Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Extension Dairy Specialist, The Ohio State University and published in the December 2010 Buckeye Dairy News.
The 2010 Ohio Dairy Challenge was held November 19-20 and was again sponsored by Cargill Animal Nutrition. The Dairy Challenge provides the opportunity for undergraduates at Ohio State University to…
Added by Emily Caldwell on January 11, 2011 at 3:59pm — No Comments
The following article ran in the first 2011 issue of Progressive Dairyman. Click here to read the digital edition.
After such great feedback from Progressive Dairyman’s Top 25, we thought the Proud to Dairy crowd would enjoy reading similar statistics.
From December 1, 2009 to December 1, 2010, www.proudtodairy.com…Continue
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