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Kids Corner: the Elsenpeter

Henry Elsenpeter 16 years old 11th grade When do you do chores, and what chores do you do? I do chores whenever I am asked to, mornings, evening or whenever. I can milk, mix feed, scrape the barn, …

Elroy Fair is a family effort

ELROY, Wis. – The beginning of summer is a busy time of year for dairy farmers as they work to get planting done and bring in that first crop of hay.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The dairy industry has long been an industry of growth and success with the adaptation of technology to better understand and use data available on each farm.

Dairy Profile: Nick Heinen

Nick Heinen Kimball, Minnesota Stearns County 60 cows How did you get into farming? My parents raised me on the farm. I started helping at a young age, and my interest in farming stayed with me over …

CHATFIELD, Minn. – Alexis Hinckley and the Chatfield High School softball team made history June 10 when they defeated Proctor High School 3-2 and became state champions.

Women in Dairy: Tiffany Kohlmann

Tiffany Kohlmann     Clarks Mills, Wisconsin Manitowoc County 250 cows Family: My family includes my parents, Tony and Bonnie, my brother, Jarod and me.     Tell us …

LAKE CITY, Minn. – The Wabasha County Family Night on the Farm welcomed more than 1,000 people June 16 to Scotch Prairie Farms. Event goers learned how dairy farmers strive to take care of …

An advocate for the industry

GREEN ISLE, Minn. – Starting about 19 years ago, a little girl in a stroller would sit in her parents’ parlor watching the cows walk in one at a time.

Fulfilling a dream

FREEPORT, Minn. – Ever since she attended her first Princess Kay of the Milky Way coronation at the age of 8, Briana Maus made it her goal to become one of the young women on stage contending to be Minnesota’s official goodwill dairy ambassador.

Dairy Profile: Leroy Baldwin

Leroy Baldwin Norwalk, Wisconsin Monroe County 80 cows How did you get into farming? I grew up in a house with no running water. I started working for Ron Clark until I bought his cows in 1990. I …

Blue, gold shine in Madison

MADISON, Wis. – The traditional sea of blue and gold jackets descended on the Alliant Energy Center for the Wisconsin State FFA Convention June 13-16 in Madison.

Focused on education

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. – Michael and Nicole Butler are big believers in educating the public about agriculture.

The Greden family: Larry and Nancy; and Ross and Victoria, along with their children, Josie, Lydia, Megan and Ethan. Greden Farms LLC Altura, Minnesota Winona County 550 cows Describe your farm and …

Walking the tightrope

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. – Finding balance in the volatile marketplace can be challenging. What does the current market look like, what does the future hold, and how do these markets impact a milk check?

Dairy destination for decades

MARSHFIELD, Wis. – When a store chock-full of dairy products becomes a destination for both locals and out-of-towners, that is a good thing.

A reward worth fighting for

PLAINVIEW, Minn. − At the age of 19, Jordyn Schumacher used encouragement from her late grandfather, Gary, to overcome Hodgkin lymphoma this past year.

Home is where the milk market is

LOGANVILLE, Wis. – After farming organically in West Virginia all his life, two years ago, Stephen Kinsinger moved to Wisconsin to farm conventionally with a new herd.

Looks like we got us a convoy

GRANTON, Wis. – For the last 25 years, Punk and Bill Montgomery and their family have been involved in making dreams come true for area children suffering from critical illnesses.

Quality forages from the ground up

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. – There are many factors that go into producing quality feed for dairy cows. While attention is given to planting and harvesting, Steve Murty believes it is important to also look at soil health and the growing phase as well as the economics of doing so.

Kids Corner: The Olbrichs

Elena Olbrich 12 years old Seventh grade When do you do chores? I sometimes sleep in, but other times, I will get up between 7-9 a.m. to do chores. During the school year, I do chores after school at …

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