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TROMSØ, Norway — On a farm next to a lake called Skogsfjordvatn, surrounded by mountains on an island called Ringvassøy, Mariell Solli Sørensen is the fifth generation of …

Stuck in the mud

GILMAN, Minn. — Drier-than-normal conditions made for the ideal situation for Ron Bemboom to clean up a section of pasture that goes through a swamp — or so he thought. Bemboom and …

Beef crossbreds on dairy farms

NORWOOD YOUNG AMERICA, Minn. — Bill Halfman, beef outreach specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension, shared a presentation about finishing beef dairy-beef crossbred cattle …

Staying true to dairy roots

WEST SALEM, Wis. — Nick Miller grew up on his family’s 40-cow dairy farm and enjoyed frequent trips to a cheese store, where he could get a scoop of ice cream. When he graduated college …

JUNEAU, Wis. — With increasing demand for transparency from consumers and the trend toward climate neutrality growing, Professional Dairy Producers is helping farmers drive the discussion with …

Tell us about your chapter. We are a seventh grade through post-secondary FFA chapter with a strong focus on classroom instruction, community service and leadership opportunities. Students are first …

Tell us about your farm and family. I live and work on my family’s fourth-generation dairy farm. We milk 200 Holstein cows with four Lely robotic milking units and farm about 1,300 acres. My …

Kids Corner: The Junk Family

Keaton Junk 15 years old Freshman When do you do chores? I do chores at 5 p.m., on weekends and some mornings. I scrape, mix feed, dump feed and take care of heifers. I fill in for whatever …

GENOA, Wis. — As an organic dairy farmer, Travis Klinkner sees himself as a conservation-minded person. When a representative from Neutral, a milk company, partnered with his dairy cooperative, …

CEDAR GROVE, Wis. — A willingness to try something different defines the owners of Double Dutch Dairy. Never content with the status quo, the Stapels prefer to think beyond traditional ways of …

Progressing in technology

MORRISON, Ill. — Milking technology has shifted dramatically at the Cook family’s farm since 1985. Starting in a stanchion barn, the Cooks transitioned to a parlor and then a robotic …

AUBURNDALE, Wis. — For nearly a decade, members of the Auburndale FFA Chapter have taken it upon themselves to conclude their celebration of National FFA Week by showing their appreciation for …

Dairy Profile

How did you get into farming? We were born into it. Our father passed away when Randy was 15 years old and Robert was 7 years old. We continued going to school and farming and are still at it. …

Women in Dairy

Emily Fincher Marshfield, Wisconsin Wood County Tell us about your family and farm. With my fiancé, Dan Quinn, and two children, Jeffery and Dylan, we operate a 130-acre crop farm where …

EDGAR, Wis. — Stress affects dairy cattle in many ways. Minimizing the stressors that cause impact is important. University of Wisconsin-Extension Marathon County educator Heather …

Penning a farm family story

REEDSVILLE, Wis. — Corey Geiger grew up hearing stories about his family and ancestors on the dairy farm he called home — a farm with family ties dating to 1867. Geiger listened …

Agriculture on parade

LAKE CITY, Minn. — Cheering children stand on the sidewalk by Bluff View Elementary in Lake City Feb. 2. Their shouts encourage the honking of horns of every kind, from soft toots to blaring …

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Creating a positive social media presence for animal agriculture centers around dairy farmers bringing themselves and their whys to the discussion. This was the message …

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Are dairy cows actually eating the total mixed ration that their caretakers think they are? Travis Bischof, nutrition and production specialist at Form-A-Feed, wants …

Joining the ranks

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Each year, when the University of Minnesota dairy judging team arrived for practice sessions at Shir-Man Holsteins near Fountain, they found the animals clean and clipped as …

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