VIROQUA, Wis. - One of the first things Grant and Jenny Rudrud did when they bought their farm was begin conservation work. Now, 29 years later, the Rudruds are the Vernon County Conservation Farmers of the Year.
PAYNESVILLE, Minn. - Through land conservation practices, idealistic animal welfare conditions, and an open barn door for farm tours, it comes as no surprise that Schefers Brothers Registered Holsteins were named the 2016 Stearns County Farm Family of the Year.
MORTON, Minn. - Three distinguished breeder awards and a distinguished service award were presented during the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association's (PDCA) annual banquet during the All-Breeds Dairy Convention at Jackpot Junction, Morton, Minn., March 3.
NORWOOD YOUNG AMERICA, Minn. - While times may be tough in dairy today, Carver County Dairy Expo keynote speaker Phil Plourd sees room for optimism which he relayed in his presentation, "Modern Miracle," at the Feb. 20 event in Norwood Young America, Minn.
STETSONVILLE, Wis. - With two fatalities from manure gases in Wisconsin in 2016, and another two the year before, safety concerns surrounding manure storage in confined spaces are receiving renewed attention from farmers and researchers alike.
MINNEAPOLIS - Mostly up and a little down. That was the path mailbox milk prices took in November of 2016. Prices were lower in four reporting areas, but higher in 15, according to the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS).
LA PORTE, Ind. - Opportunity can arise at any occasion. While working at a grain elevator in 2008, Luke Minich was approached with an opportunity to begin his own farming career that has since brought him and his family to where they are today. Monday, March 13, 2017
OWATONNA, Minn. - When it comes to the milk price, many dairy farmers know volatility is part of the business. However, Jason Vavra knows ways farmers can keep their milk check more consistent. Monday, March 13, 2017
ESTELLINE, S.D. - Dairy farmers are constantly striving to improve their operations. Very often, these improvements come about due to some innovative and outside-the-box thinking. Monday, March 13, 2017
Sumner, Iowa - Thanks to mechanization, dairy cows are still at Buhr Farms. Just as vacuum pumps replaced hand milking on most farms, robotics have joined the milking parlor on the Fayette County farm of Don and Diane Buhr in Sumner, Iowa.