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  • Monday, May 11, 2020 12:54 PM
        We are paying super high real estate taxes on our land to support the local public school system. That could be another story all by itself, especially in Worthington
  • Monday, April 13, 2020 2:45 PM
        We think we have it so bad. We worry about the world-changing virus, we worry about our aging parents, we worry about our busy adult kids, we worry about our free-range, not-in-school grandkids, and we worry about our crashing milk prices.
  • Monday, March 16, 2020 10:30 AM
        It is a beautiful February Sunday afternoon, and instead of enjoying the day outside playing with the kids, Joe and I are on the road to look at baby calf ranches in southwest Kansas.
  • Monday, February 10, 2020 2:14 PM
        Twenty years ago, when I was looking for a proper site to build a new dairy complex, Joe suggested I talk to a close neighbor whose farm was on a black top road.
  • Sunday, January 12, 2020 5:59 PM
        In our area of the dairy world, meaning southwest Minnesota or northwest Iowa, everyone knows Carolyn Bootsma.
  • Monday, December 9, 2019 10:34 AM
        Bedding shortages around here became so bad that the attitude was, “Who cares about the corn, just get me the bedding.”
  • Monday, November 11, 2019 8:50 AM
        In early June, I wrote about our corn planting woes and how severely wet our soils were.
  • Sunday, October 13, 2019 12:52 PM
        All dairy farmers sell off their poorer cows so they can replace those poor cows with younger, better cows.
  • Monday, September 16, 2019 4:44 PM
        Imagine a scene 50 years from now. A demolition contractor is hired to tear down the rotted and dilapidated remains of what once was Ocheda Dairy.
  • Monday, August 12, 2019 9:40 AM
        The past six years in our farming area has been a lesson in dealing with excess rain, mud, flooded fields and muddy cattle yards.
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