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Landing on a dairy

RICE, Minn. – Waking up to bellowing calves and the hustle and bustle of chores on a dairy farm created a new daily routine for Julia Kolb as she became accustomed to life in rural Minnesota.

Women in Dairy: Elizabeth DeLange

Elizabeth DeLange Alma Center, Wisconsin Jackson County 196 cows Family: My grandpa had a dairy farm until he sold the cows, so I grew up helping raise Holstein steers. My grandpa Jay is the one who …

CHISAGO CITY, Minn. – In the seasonal rhythm of dairy farming, Dale Anderson likes autumn best.

A cartway past the milkhouse

GREY EAGLE, Minn. – Marc Brinkman is an extrovert. This comes in handy for the Grey Eagle farmer, who on any given day may have a visitor step into the barn while he is milking his 40 cows.

Dairy Profile: Trent Styczynski

Trent Styczynski (pictured with his wife, Laura) Herd Manager, Betley Family Farm Pulaski, Wisconsin Shawano County 2,800 cows How did you get into farming? I grew up on a dairy farm and have worked …

Running the whole show

IXONIA, Wis. – In seven years’ time, Ann Mallow went from acquiring her first calf to taking over the family farm.

Ayrshire reigns supreme

DELAVAN, Wis. – Aug. 5 was a magical day for Emily Schmidt. When the judge pointed at her Ayrshire during the naming of the supreme champion cow at the Wisconsin State Fair junior show, Schmidt was shocked.

The stouthearted dairymen

OSSEO, Wis. – Between milking cows, raising a young family and volunteering for community organizations, one might think there would be no time left in Brad Goplin’s life for a singing group. But, they would be wrong.

Family fun at The Grainary

HARTFORD, Wis. – When Doreen Berndt-Paral got the idea to create a marketplace on her dairy farm, an unused granary served as the perfect spot to set up shop.

Dairy flows in Stevens County

MORRIS, Minn. – Despite the small number of dairy farms that populate the Stevens County area, an opportunity came about that the Stevens Traverse American Dairy Association board and Stevens County 4-H program could not pass up.

Working toward a grass-fed future

DODGEVILLE, Wis. – Participants of the Grassland 2.0 Summit were presented with a variety of ways to connect with and learn from each other on soil health.

A day in the life on Maassen Dairy

MAURICE, Iowa – There is hardly ever an average day on a dairy farm. Aug. 16 at Maassen Dairy illustrates this point.

Janskis transform land with cover crops

ST. AUGUSTA, Minn. – Dan, Tom and Tyler Janski are the fourth generation to farm the diverse landscape of their family’s dairy. Yet, without their curious probe into the use of cover crops on the land, they could have been the last generation to farm.

A sustainable farming future

EDGAR, Wis. – The simplicity of organic dairy production is what really appeals to 18-year-old Austin Fahey of Edgar.

Scott is crowned Iowa Dairy Princess

DES MOINES, Iowa – Naomi Scott believes she has attended every Iowa Dairy Princess coronation for the last 10 years.

Kids Corner: The Sonbergs

Easton Sonberg 14 years old Ninth grade When do you do chores? I milk cows, do fieldwork and help my dad. What are your favorite and least favorite chores? I don’t have a favorite chore. I …

Making the fairest memories

NEILLSVILLE, Wis. – Each August, the Gerhardt family packs up their tack and a few animals and heads to what will become their home-away-from-home for a week: the Clark County Fairgrounds in Neillsville.

Preparing for a new age in alfalfa

ST. CHARLES, Minn. - When it comes to alfalfa seed traits, every dairy farmer uses something a little bit different to meet their needs. For three farmers, two traits have helped them improve their alfalfa stands in southern Minnesota.

OMRO, Wis. – Every summer for the last 13 years, tractor owners in the Omro area have come together to ride for a good reason.

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. – July 10 was a hot, sunny Sunday ideal for an ice cream sundae. Residents of Jackson County enjoyed the dairy treat during the county’s Sundae on the Farm at the McNultys’ farm near Black River Falls.

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