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Continuing the tradition

MOUNT CALVARY, Wis. – Organic farming is all Greg Blatz has ever known. Growing up around organic farming practices, Blatz adopted the lifestyle easily and developed a love for doing things the natural way.

Dairy trailer becomes class project

MANCHESTER, Iowa – The trailer operated by the Delaware County Dairy Promoters is plenty popular in the summer, visiting the Edgewood Rodeo, the Fourth of July festival and the county fair, among other events.

Walking down memory lane

SPARTA, Wis. – The walk down memory lane is a long one for Ron Mitchell and Richard Brown, who have been testing milk in Monroe County for 54 and 48 years, respectively. The pair has seen a lot …

KEWAUNEE, Wis. – Protecting water quality and improving soil health are priorities at Deer Run Dairy where conservation practices are integrated into the fiber of the farm. From cover crops to …

Kuechle wins gold

EDEN VALLEY, Minn. – On June 12, Sidney Kuechle returned to her family’s dairy farm with a new title, Olympic gold medalist, after competing in the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games June …

ALBANY, Minn. – Steve and Cheryl Schlangen have been humble leaders in the dairy industry, known for their forward-thinking decisions that have ensured the long-term viability of their farm for …

Kids Corner: They Deyles

Lucas Deyle 14 years old Freshman When do you do chores, and what chores do you do? During the summer, I do chores all the time. During other times of the year, in the evening. Feeding heifers, …

Dairy's Working Youth

Ryan Wolf Employers: Kim, Ted and Scott Wolf Wolf Dairy Bankston, Iowa Dubuque County 250 cows Senior at Western Dubuque High School 18 years old Questions for Kim, Ted and Scott Wolf: Tell us your …

    HOLY CROSS, Iowa – Alison Kruse, of Holy Cross, is usually on the management side of a pageant in her role as director of the Dubuque County Fair Queen contest.

Something to call his own

PIERZ, Minn. – On June 1, 19-year-old Jared Becker kicked off June Dairy Month by celebrating his first anniversary of dairy farming.

Goodbye Holsteins, hello Jerseys

RANDOM LAKE, Wis. – When the Strack family bought its first purebred Jersey four years ago, little did they know it would be the start of a complete changeover in breeds.

A day in the life of the Kohls family

    ARLINGTON, Minn. – The smell of fresh pine shavings and pancakes filled the crisp morning air at Do-n-Joy Genetics in Arlington. While a few employees pushed through milking the Kohlses’ herd, the other farm site was winding up for a busy community breakfast.

ROCKLAND, Wis. – Amish greenhouses are a popular shopping destination in western Wisconsin, but Eddie and Mattie Schrock have taken the destination experience and made it convenient.

LOMIRA, Wis. – At 97 points, over 310,000 pounds of lifetime milk and grand champion titles to her name, the 2021 Star of the Breed has it all. Blondin Goldwyn Subliminal-ETS EX97-4E is a household name with doting fans around the globe. And at age 13, she is the oldest cow to ever win Star of the Breed.

Dairy Profile: Jeremy Nennig

Jeremy Nennig Ogdensburg, Wisconsin Waupaca County 42 cows How did you get into farming? I began part-time farm jobs in high school at age 15. In 2010, I applied to manage a farm as an employee with …

Women in Dairy: Eliza Ruzic

Eliza Ruzic Greenwood, Wisconsin Clark County 65 cows Family: My husband, Phillip, Lucas, 11, Jane, 8, and Lucy, 6. Tell us about your farm. Our farm includes 60 milking dairy cows, 375 acres of …

Fighting for agriculture

CLAM FALLS, Wis. – Brad Olson decided he was not content to sit by and let others speak for him on matters of concern that came before his township government.

Opening the barn doors again

DODGEVILLE, Wis. – Those of Model Dairy Farms are no strangers to hosting on-farm events. Kyle Levetzow last hosted the dairy breakfast in 2008 and again welcomed the public for the Iowa County Dairy Breakfast June 4.

Minor named Hero of Hope

PITTSVILLE, Wis. – Farm safety has been something Jerry Minor has made a priority since the early 1980s, and that focus led him to be selected as the second recipient of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Hero of Hope award.

    DORCHESTER, Wis. – As soon as they learned they would be hosting the 33rd annual Abbotsford FFA Alumni Dairy Breakfast, Evan and Taylor Ensign set about making plans for something they felt would be truly unique to their breakfast: serving milk produced by their own herd of cows.

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