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A crushing blow

GRATIOT, Wis. — Josh Larson had been home after evening chores for just 30 minutes on Tuesday, May 21, and was listening to a thunderstorm rage outside, when his mother called that the steer …

Liza Schlintz Bangor, Wisconsin La Crosse County 60 cows Tell us about your family and farm. My husband, AJ, and I live on his family’s 101-year-old farm purchased by his …

A believer in the breed

ARPIN, Wis. — Rhonda Treml-Knebel grew up in a world of black and white. But for nearly 20 years, she has been seeing things in shades of red, falling for the Normande cow and everything they …

LANCASTER, Wis. — Elementary school aged children around the country are a little more knowledgeable after watching their adopted calf grow throughout the school year. Wisconsin host farms …

93 members   Blair, Wisconsin Trempealeau and Jackson County Tell us about your chapter. We have a strong FFA chapter in Blair-Taylor. We have won the membership award at the state …

Tell us about your family and farm. My parents are Nathan and Karen Kling, and we dairy farm near Taylor. I have one younger brother, Justin, and an older sister, Grace. Our family farms about 2,000 …

Tell us about your farm and family. We are a family farm where we milk 60 cows and have about 500 acres that are mostly rented. We just built a new barn that is a parlor freestall set-up. We also run …

Jayce Lehnertz 9 years old Fourth grade When do you do chores? After school. What is your favorite and least favorite chore? Dumping water for the calves is my favorite. My least favorite …

A parlor favorite

MANITOWOC, Wis. — The enormous Guernsey cow that towers over the Cedar Crest Ice Cream plant and ice cream parlor makes the establishment nearly impossible to miss when driving through …

Taking control of costs

LA VALLE, Wis. — When Chad and Robin McCauley embarked on their dairy goat career seven years ago, they were told over and over again that they could not feed corn silage. …

MADISON, Wis. — The “Top Chef” television show has gained popularity in the 20 seasons it has aired and now attracts more than 7 million viewers per episode. The competition-style …

GROVE CITY, Minn. — When Patti, Greg and Nathan Meyer woke up May 30, they had one main goal in mind: Put up their first-crop hay before it rained.   Nathan, who came back to the farm …

NEW VIENNA, Iowa — The cows may be gone from the daily life of Libby Hageman, but her interest in dairy lives on through agriscience research as a Dyersville Beckman Catholic FFA member. …

LANSING, Iowa — When Patsy Kerndt was 10 years old, she would sit on a wooden stool with a bucket between her legs, milking cows by hand. Each evening, Kerndt would perform the task on two to …

MADISON, Wis. — As temperatures begin to rise with the approach of summer, methods to keep cattle cool are employed. Unfortunately, calves and dry cows might rank low on the list for dairy …

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. — Selena Corona dreamt about being a dairy princess when she was young, but she did not think she met the qualifications because she did not grow up on a dairy farm. That …

HOLDINGFORD, Minn. — Growing up as a third-generation dairy farmer, Grace Woitalla is no stranger to the importance of keeping the tradition of farming going. “Dairy has been a part …

Dairy Fest continues to grow

VOLGA, S.D. — The 11th annual South Dakota Dairy Fest was held May 30 – June 1 at locations in Brookings and Volga. The event kicked off the evening of May 30 with the Got Milk Gala …

AVON, Minn. — When asked what his favorite chore has been throughout 91 years of living on his family’s dairy farm near Avon, Alfred Ritter chose an unlikely one. “My favorite …

Forage Profile

Describe your farm and facilities. We have a double-4 step-up parlor. Our farm is run by me and my wife, Michelle; our three kids, Jacob, Libby and Zander; my parents, Leonard and Rose Hoen; and a …

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