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home : news : print edition (click here) July 27, 2017

Bekkedals bid Jerseys farewell
VIROQUA, Wis. - July 7 was a red-letter date for Gary and Jean Bekkedal. After 42 years of dairying, their milking careers ended.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Forever in their fields, hearts
BLOOMER, Wis. - After dairy farmers Ram and Jeremy Seibel passed away as the result of being overcome by manure gases on their Bloomer, Wis., dairy farm in 2015, their family and friends wanted to create a way to simultaneously honor their memories, bring attention to farm safety awareness and highlight agriculture in Chippewa County.

Monday, July 24, 2017
A grateful life
RICE, Minn. - With a tingling sensation in his feet while doing chores and a handful of medications taken daily, Neil Moulzolf is constantly reminded last year's series of misfortunes that forever changed his life.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Weiner's double ovsynch program raises reproduction rate
Monday, July 24, 2017
Storms bring damage to southern Minnesota
LAFAYETTE, Minn. - When storms rocked the area of Winthrop and New Ulm, Minn., July 9, several dairymen's operations took a hit from hail.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Ready, set, dairy
MORA, Minn. - Trading in a job with financial stability and long-term benefits to milk cows is not everyone's idea of career growth, but for Zeb Johnson it was the right decision to lead him down the desired path of dairy farming.
Monday, July 24, 2017
AMPI expanding Sanborn plant
SANBORN, Iowa - AMPI, a farmer-owned dairy cooperative based in New Ulm, Minn., is expanding its Sanborn, Iowa, cheese and whey processing facility.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Women in Jeans: Kassandra Christenson
Monday, July 24, 2017
Putting the "cow" in cowgirl
SHELL LAKE, Wis. - Katie Crosby has grown up with horses and rodeo about as long as she's grown up with dairy cows.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Women In Jeans: Carol Radtke
Monday, July 24, 2017
Until the cows come home
CONRATH, Wis. - The evening of May 16 changed the lives of Lavern and Rhoda Martin's family forever when a large and violent tornado struck their farm at milking time.
Monday, July 24, 2017
What lies beneath our farms
ALMENA, Wis. - With the Hay River and two small creeks running through their farm north of Almena, Wis., the Wohlk family always has water quality in the back of their mind as they grow crops and care for their 55 milking cows.

Monday, July 24, 2017
An ear tag proposal
WAUKON, Iowa - When Sam Schwartz decided to propose to his girlfriend, Shelby Bodley, he knew it was only fitting to include something dairy-related since farming has been a part of their dating and will be a part of their future.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Lindahl eager to represent all Minnesota dairy farmers
LINDSTROM, Minn. - Madelin Lindahl has been a part of the Chisago County's dairy princess program since she was a young girl, first representing the industry as Little Miss.
Monday, July 24, 2017
A plethora of promotion opportunities in Hennepin County
ROGERS, Minn. - As a dairy princess in Hennepin County, Quinci Scherber knows there are many opportunities to talk about dairy with people who don't know much about the industry.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Goal becomes a reality
ST. PETER, Minn. - Through school and community organizations, Emily Annexstad has created many goal cards, listing her personal and professional aspirations.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Fit for the job
CALMAR, Iowa - As Mariah Schmitt develops a career in the dairy industry, she is keeping in mind two of her favorite things - cows and communications.
Monday, July 24, 2017
A day in the life of the Meyer family
ST. CHARLES, Minn. - When the sun dawned on July 14, it may not have been a typical day at Quarry Hill Dairy, but it is a typical one that comes around each year for many families of 4-H and FFA members.
Monday, July 24, 2017
A developed, growing industry
KAZSOK, Somogy, Hungary - Prior to the 1960s, dairy farmers in Hungary faced many challenges in producing milk.
Monday, July 24, 2017
A journey as a family
KENYON, Minn. - To the Pillers, dairy farming means more than just a paycheck and a job.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Profit per stall important to Anderson
Westby, Wis. - Ask Rob Anderson about his herd's production and you might not get the standard answer involving milk, fat and protein.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Little adjustments add up to big changes
CHASKA, Minn. - Throughout their farming career, Mike and Donna Tellers have slowly made updates to their dairy over the years.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Heikes named new CRI CEO
SHAWANO, Wis. - Current GENEX COO Keith Heikes will assume the position of CEO of Cooperative Resources International (CRI) upon the retirement of Doug Wilson in August.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Mother-son duo enjoys creating beautiful music
BRODHEAD, Wis. - Berthold Auerbach once said, "Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
Monday, July 24, 2017
Fjerstad: The wonder dairywoman
FOSSTON, Minn. - Debbie Fjerstad does it all and has seen it all on her dairy farm in northern Minnesota; from milking cows to cutting hay, from the '80s farm crisis to the highs of 2014, some would consider her to be dairy's wonder woman.
Monday, July 24, 2017

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