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WATERTOWN, Wis. – Looking at the big picture of overall airflow throughout a barn is deceiving. Rather, farms need to bring their analysis down to the stall level.

A day in the life of the Groetsch families

SAUK CENTRE, Minn. – Aug. 30 was a bittersweet day for brothers Josh and Joel Groetsch.

Sharing the love of sports

SAUK CITY, Wis. – Mitch Breunig has loved sports all his life. He even taught himself to read by looking over the Brewers box scores in the sports section of the newspaper.

Growing the 4-H dairy goat project

COLFAX, Wis. – For Jason Benson, operating a goat dairy is a way he can continue with his family’s heritage of dairy farming and production agriculture.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Joseph Achen has shown dairy cattle in 4-H at four state fairs, but only one sent him home with $3,200 in recognition of his accomplishments in the dairy project throughout the year.

Dairy Profile: Greg Stewart

Greg Stewart Brodhead, Wisconsin Green County 88 cows How did you get into farming? I grew up here. My dad and grandpa both farmed this operation, making me the third generation in my family to farm …

Women in Dairy: Emily Heeg

Emily Heeg Marshfield, Wisconsin Wood County 60 cows Family: My husband, Eric, and our 8-month-old son, Oliver. Tell us about your farm. My husband is the fourth-generation farmer in the family and …

Trusting her own judgement

PLAINVIEW, Minn. – Judging dairy cattle gives Minnesota 4-H members valuable experiences and teaches skills to help 4-H’ers be successful in the future.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Judging dairy cows is a passion for four Stearns County 4-Hers and they will soon take that passion to World Dairy Expo in October

Dairyman on the diamond

HARTLAND, Wis. – From the crack of the bat hitting a game-winning run to the roar of the crowd cheering on their home team, Patrick Smith loves all things baseball.

Little brown cows on parade

MADISON, Wis. – Jersey enthusiasts gathered to participate in the Wisconsin Summer Championship Jersey Show Aug. 25 in Madison. Terri Packard of Boonsboro, Maryland, was on hand to place 116 head; the winners received the designation of All-Wisconsin.

A banner day for Joline-Red

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Summer Championship Red and White Show was held Aug. 25 in Madison. Judge Ryan Krohlow, of Poynette, was charged with placing 175 head. The winners of each class were named All-Wisconsin.

Turbo gets things fired up

MADISON, Wis. –  The Wisconsin Summer Championship Holstein Show was held Aug. 26 in Madison. Judge Joel Phoenix of Cannington, Ontario, Canada, placed 248 Holsteins, with the winners of each class receiving the designation of All-Wisconsin.

Patience pays off

BARNEVELD, Wis. – It has been five years since a robotic milking system was installed at Zandairy, and Brad and Sidney Zander are not looking back.

From sea to soil

TOMAH, Wis. – Kitt Hernandez served four years in the United States Navy, spending her days on the open water. Today, the fourth-generation dairy farmer is rooted on land and milks 50 cows in a …

Giving its members a stable market

BRODHEAD, Wis. – Among the rolling hills of Green County, growth at Decatur Dairy has led to an expansion that will nearly double the cheese factory’s physical footprint. A milk …

Kevin Souza Victory Farms Revillo, South Dakota 5,000 cows   Describe your facilities. We have a cross-ventilated freestall barn that we bed with manure solids. We milk in two double-35 parallel …

A cheese lover’s dream

MONROE, Wis. – If someone is looking for a certain type of cheese, there is a good chance they will find it at Alp and Dell Cheese Store.

Work ethic keeps farm going

FOUNTAIN, Minn. - In late February, the Mulhern family found out they were being recognized as this year’s Fillmore County Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota.

Davisons battle cancer while farming

HILLSBORO, Wis. – When her husband was diagnosed with colon cancer in January 2021, Jacqui Davison’s mantra was, “It could be worse; it’s not one of the kids.”

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