Fulfilling a dream

FREEPORT, Minn. – Ever since she attended her first Princess Kay of the Milky Way coronation at the age of 8, Briana Maus made it her goal to become one of the young women on stage contending to be Minnesota’s official goodwill dairy ambassador.

Dairy Profile: Leroy Baldwin

Leroy Baldwin Norwalk, Wisconsin Monroe County 80 cows How did you get into farming? I grew up in a house with no running water. I started working for Ron Clark until I bought his cows in 1990. I …

Blue, gold shine in Madison

MADISON, Wis. – The traditional sea of blue and gold jackets descended on the Alliant Energy Center for the Wisconsin State FFA Convention June 13-16 in Madison.

Focused on education

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. – Michael and Nicole Butler are big believers in educating the public about agriculture.

The Greden family: Larry and Nancy; and Ross and Victoria, along with their children, Josie, Lydia, Megan and Ethan. Greden Farms LLC Altura, Minnesota Winona County 550 cows Describe your farm and …

Walking the tightrope

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. – Finding balance in the volatile marketplace can be challenging. What does the current market look like, what does the future hold, and how do these markets impact a milk check?

Dairy destination for decades

MARSHFIELD, Wis. – When a store chock-full of dairy products becomes a destination for both locals and out-of-towners, that is a good thing.

A reward worth fighting for

PLAINVIEW, Minn. − At the age of 19, Jordyn Schumacher used encouragement from her late grandfather, Gary, to overcome Hodgkin lymphoma this past year.

Home is where the milk market is

LOGANVILLE, Wis. – After farming organically in West Virginia all his life, two years ago, Stephen Kinsinger moved to Wisconsin to farm conventionally with a new herd.

Looks like we got us a convoy

GRANTON, Wis. – For the last 25 years, Punk and Bill Montgomery and their family have been involved in making dreams come true for area children suffering from critical illnesses.

Quality forages from the ground up

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. – There are many factors that go into producing quality feed for dairy cows. While attention is given to planting and harvesting, Steve Murty believes it is important to also look at soil health and the growing phase as well as the economics of doing so.

Kids Corner: The Olbrichs

Elena Olbrich 12 years old Seventh grade When do you do chores? I sometimes sleep in, but other times, I will get up between 7-9 a.m. to do chores. During the school year, I do chores after school at …

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.

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