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Teaching at twilight

WATERTOWN, Wis. – Running an exemplary operation that combines state-of-the-art facilities with exceptional management is what the McFarland family is known for. Devoted to top-notch cattle care, a focus on efficiency and cleanliness is at the heart of McFarlandale Dairy, which made the farm an ideal choice to host the public for a special evening of education and fun Sept. 1.

Sisters share passion for dairy

MARSHFIELD, Wis. – Growing up on their family’s Milking Shorthorn dairy farm, sisters Katie Bue and Carla Stetzer have always been involved in showing dairy cattle and in dairy judging.

BELLEVILLE, Wis. – When Breezy View Dairy celebrated its 101st birthday this spring, the Eichelkrautfamily threw a party and invited the neighborhood.

Dairy Profile

Sam Radke Wilton, Wisconsin Monroe County 85 cows How did you get into farming? I was born into it. I am the fourth or fifth generation. After high school, I went to Southwest Technical College for …

Data on display

MORRIS, Minn. – Research involving forages, fatty acids, calf housing and calf diets was shared Sept. 15 at the West Central Research and Outreach Center near the University of Minnesota campus in Morris.

Women in Dairy

Stephanie Hammerly Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin Columbia County 25 cows and heifers Family: My husband, Joel, and I have two children, Hannah and Hunter. Tell us about your farm. Dreamstone Dairy was …

Fall festival fun on the farm

WILLMAR, Minn. – Fall is a busy time of year on any farm, but for the Gatewood family, fall comes with a little extra planning and organizing.

Hunting in dairy country

MENAHGA, Minn. – Sometimes hunter and bear play a bit of a waiting game. The hunter knows the bear is out there, but the bear takes a while to show up in the flesh

Kids Corner: The Harrens

Brayden Harren 9 years old Third grade When do you help with chores? From 4:30-6:30 p.m. every night and on weekends, and I help with being in the tractors when picking up hay. What is your favorite …

Dairy's Working Youth

Allen Lester Parents: Bryan and Heather Lester Employer: Tim Weidenfeld, Weidenfeld Dairy Farms Lake Mills, Wisconsin Jefferson County 300 cows Senior at Lakeside Lutheran High 17 years old Questions …

Support during their darkest hour

CADOTT, Wis.  – Jeff and Trista Kenealy have responded to loss and struggle in the agricultural community several times by giving of themselves.

Learning livestock behavior

STRATFORD, Wis. – There are few times more stressful for a dairy farmer than when an animal is involved in a dangerous situation that is out of the farmer’s control.

Caramel apple dip

8 ounces cream cheese 1 jar of caramel topping 8 ounces whipped topping Press cream cheese into bottom of a pie pan. Layer most of caramel topping (save some to drizzle on top). Add whipped topping. …

The grounding power of flowers

WATERVILLE, Minn. – Two years ago, Kuball Dairy near Waterville became a haven for flower lovers who wanted to share in the kind of beauty that only a rural setting can provide. 

Berning Acres opens doors to the public

MENOMINEE, Ill. – Sharing their passion for dairy farming through tourism events at their farm came naturally for Matt and Natalie Berning. The couple, along with their five children, have been hosting educational, on-farm events for adults and children for the past two years.

Shedding light on mental health

LOGANVILLE, Wis. – Randy Roecker and Brenda Statz have experienced and witnessed depression first hand. Now, the friends are using their personal experiences to help others.

Bringing the benefits of PEMF

WATERTOWN, Wis. – Trying unique practices has always intrigued Sam Pitterle.

A day in the life of the Krals

HANSKA, Minn. – Corn silage harvest is a hectic time for Trevor Kral on his dairy near Hanska.

Choosing simple things in life

THORP, Wis. – For McKenna Mertens, there is no place like home.

Organic is right for them

BROWERVILLE, Minn. – The Salber family has operated an organic dairy farm for more than 20 years. Converting from conventional farming to organic was an easy decision for the family.

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