Hi Walt, I signed up for Progressive Dairyman when I was at the Central Plains Dairy Expo last March. I do some writing for Dairy Star out of Sauk Centre, MN. I grew up on a dairy farm, showed dairy cattle for a long time, worked in county extension work, then was reporter and editor of a local newspaper for 28 years. I also have what's probably the world's largest cow collection in my home...nearly 14,400 pieces, hence my email name of "cowlady!"
We've been reading Progressive Dairymen for years now as former dairy farmers. Due to lots of different circumstances, we are no longer actively dairying - which makes us sad. But my husband does work in the dairy industry yet as an independent dairy consultant here in South Dakota. Still involved with the best industry within agriculture and the best people! Hope to see you at WDE!
I voted in the Ice Cream Flavor Face-Off! I even had a facebook event created to encourage Coug fans to vote for Ferdinand's Huckleberry ice cream, which won in the finals!!! That is how I heard about this organization. Thank you for asking!
Hi, Walt. I found you when someone nominated our ice cream for the National Flavor Faceoff. After I voted (for our ice cream, of course!), I saw that some people won a hat. I was hoping to win a hat myself, so I signed up! I work at Washington State University, where our students make cheese and ice cream.
Walt, I'm a new member. I came upon the requirement to join because I was impressed with the photography sumbitted by another member, and I couldn't comment to her about her work unless I joined. We own and operate a dairy farm in west central WI; we look forward to each issue of Progressive Dairyman. We work hard, we depend on our local infrastructure through these rather difficult economic times, and we live doing what we love.
Hey Walt, I found this through Emily Yeiser at the PA Center for Dairy Excellence, and through Emily Caldwell with Progressive Dairyman. I'm a huge advocate for the dairy industry and have an interest in all things related. Thanks for the welcome! - Cody
Hi, Walt! I was reading a great blog called Dairy Innovation at http://dairyinnovation.wordpress.com/ and one of her links was to an old blog called Plows and Cows. Progressive Dairy was mentioned there. One click, and the rest is history! I joined up. I submitted a copy of one of my blog postings from a few months ago, and now I'm hoping I'll win a hat!
In the article in the recent issue of Progressive Dairymen. My husband and I along with our two small children milk 180 cows in Central MN. We also blog over at meyerdairy.wordpress.com. We'd love to get the Proud to Dairy hats.