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Dairy's Working Youth

Andrew Treptow Employer: Brian Barlass Barlass Farms Janesville, Wisconsin Rock County 400 cows 18 years old Questions for employer: Tell us your favorite experience of Andrew helping with chores. I …

Proud to be a family dairy farm

NEW ULM, Minn. – When Roger Mohr was a child, he looked across his family’s farm property and always thought the neighboring farm site would be the perfect place to milk cows. Now, decades later, he fulfills that dream alongside his wife and children.

Neugebauer to resign from MDA board

    DIMOCK, S.D. – After three decades of service, Jim Neugebauer will resign from his post as board chairman of the South Dakota division of Midwest Dairy. He has exited the dairy business due to health issues.

Making meadow hay

A day in the life of the Haag family

REEDSBURG, Wis. – A typical summer day for Jamie Haag, his brother Shaun and mother Bonnie has always included milking cows, mixing feed and managing calves. Now those tasks are also part of a typical day for Maddie Weber, Olivia Grace and McKenna Murray as the three are employed at Haag Family Dairy of Reedsburg.

A story 150 years in the making

CLINTONVILLE, Wis. – A great story has many layers and involves many characters and takes a while to weave. That is exactly the recipe that has created Triple D Dairy LLC in Clintonville.

A view from future farmers

Preston Marshik Parents: Russ and Cindy Marshik 14 years old Pierz, Minnesota Tell us about your family’s farm. We milk 200 cows and farm 720 acres of land that is owned and rented. We finish …

Griebels dairy into fifth generation

NEW ULM, Minn. – As the Griebels gather around and discuss the current field conditions and anticipated first-cutting of ryegrass, there is excitement in their voices; gratitude for the decisions made prior for the farm and the promise that tomorrow holds.

Continuing the tradition

MOUNT CALVARY, Wis. – Organic farming is all Greg Blatz has ever known. Growing up around organic farming practices, Blatz adopted the lifestyle easily and developed a love for doing things the natural way.

Dairy trailer becomes class project

MANCHESTER, Iowa – The trailer operated by the Delaware County Dairy Promoters is plenty popular in the summer, visiting the Edgewood Rodeo, the Fourth of July festival and the county fair, among other events.

Walking down memory lane

SPARTA, Wis. – The walk down memory lane is a long one for Ron Mitchell and Richard Brown, who have been testing milk in Monroe County for 54 and 48 years, respectively. The pair has seen a lot …

KEWAUNEE, Wis. – Protecting water quality and improving soil health are priorities at Deer Run Dairy where conservation practices are integrated into the fiber of the farm. From cover crops to …

Kuechle wins gold

EDEN VALLEY, Minn. – On June 12, Sidney Kuechle returned to her family’s dairy farm with a new title, Olympic gold medalist, after competing in the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games June …

ALBANY, Minn. – Steve and Cheryl Schlangen have been humble leaders in the dairy industry, known for their forward-thinking decisions that have ensured the long-term viability of their farm for …

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