The Nexgen: Adventures of two dairy daughters

Spring is perhaps our favorite season on the farm. After the long doldrums of winter, most northerners can attest to the anticipation and excitement that accompanies spring. There is much to be done …

Winter is receding, and these recent warm days have us preparing and planning for the quickly approaching growing season. In this annual tradition, we find it exciting and comforting to retreat …

The power of passion, purpose, pairs

Recently, we have been discussing goals, one of which is to focus on calf health, specifically pneumonia, in our calves during the first 100 days of age. Anyone who has ever worked with dairy …

Forging forward with focus

A new year. A new start.

Pursuing the presence of the season

Busy, busy, busy.   This seems to be the current theme on our dairy and in our lives as of late. Looking around, it also seems to be the current theme in our society. There is more to do, …

Be dairy; we are in this together

Recently, the 120th World Dairy Summit, an annual global dairy meeting held by the International Dairy Federation, was held in Chicago for the first time in decades. The IDF is an organization of …

Finding faith in the rhythms of farming

Farmers’ lives revolve around nature’s rhythms. Planting, growing, harvesting and resting. In this rhythm, we are currently transitioning from a very busy summer season of growing and …

One of the many blessings that dairy farming affords is the daily routine of tasks that need to be completed each day. It’s the time spent in the tractor, milking cows, tending to livestock and tackling projects that seem to make the days, months and seasons speed by.

This spring, we were fortunate to host the pre-conference tour for the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association’s annual meeting.

Mindsets are contagious

This winter has been brutal. Here in Minnesota, we are close to, if not already, breaking records on total snowfall amounts for the past winter season.

Taking stock of dairy’s strong history

Our dairy industry was built by generations of hard work, grit, determination and innovation.

Technology tends to evoke various emotions in people especially in our industry which has a foundation built on values and tradition.

Carrying on the multigenerational farm

One of the greatest things about America is its farmers; in particular, its dairy farmers.

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