NEILLSVILLE, Wis. – In the evenings after finishing chores and homework, Jaron and Abigail Begert enjoyed watching farming videos on YouTube with their dad, Brian Begert.

Dairy Profile: Michelle Popp

Michelle Popp Unity, Wisconsin Clark County 22 cows, 50 heifers How did you get into farming? I grew up farming and married right into it after high school. What are your thoughts and concerns about …

Women in Dairy: Kitt Hernandez

Kitt Hernandez Tomah, Wisconsin Monroe County 50 cows Family: My husband’s name is Jose, and our three boys are Aidan, 12, James, 9, and Jax, 6. My parents are Kurt and Kathy Westpfahl. Tell us …

A bag to fulfill the need 

LEWISTON, Minn. − When the dairy industry struggled in spring 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Lewiston-Altura FFA Chapter found an avenue that brought awareness to the industry’s farmers and helped move dairy products.

SAUK CENTRE, Minn. – Like his father before him, Rod Meier has found success grazing cattle on his dairy farm. While the generational farm has been grazing for decades, Meier has worked to adapt their grazing operation to be more efficient with the addition of a robotic milking system.

Learning is part of the job

    HUTCHINSON, Minn. – Growing up in rural McLeod County gave ample opportunity for young Kiley Lickfelt to be involved in the dairy community.

Choosing dairy

ALBANY, Minn. – Gripping the halter of her first show calf, Hopscotch, Hailey Frericks stepped into the show ring for the first time and instantly fell in love.

LOYAL, Wis. – For more than 60 years, Clark County residents have been entering the annual Clark County June Dairy Month Recipe Contest hosted by the Clark County Dairy Promotions Committee.

DEWITT, Iowa – The daily duties at Lee-Ann’s Swiss are spread among family members, each playing a role that allows the 90-cow herd and corresponding youngstock to provide purpose and pleasure for four generations.

A unique background in dairy 

LYLE, Minn. − In third grade, Megan Silbaugh’s parents, Sara and Paul, let her choose a 4-H project. Little did they know, she would also be choosing her career.

A creative, artistic outlet

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. – Making soap from the milk produced by her small herd of goats is a creative and artistic outlet for Colleen Sazama.

Digesters fuel dairy forward

BALTIC, S.D. – When dairyman Lynn Boadwine glances out the window of his farm office, he sees two structures that are not only aiding his farm but the environment too.

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.

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