WAUPACA, Wis. – For the first time in nearly 20 years, June Dairy Month festivities in Waupaca County are returning to the farm with the launch of a new event called Dairy Agstravaganza.

    CUSHING, Wis. – Sara Byl has spent her life on her family’s Northernview Farm immersed in an industry she is proud to be a part of. Until recently, she had never imagined the obstacles her family is facing.

Set up for success

HARTFORD, Wis. – Dec. 1, 2020, was a big day for Brandon Ehmke. Renting a farm five minutes from the farm where he grew up, it was the first day he began making his own mark in the dairy industry.

Bores family serves their community

    AUBURNDALE, Wis. – Four generations of the Bores family have served, and are serving, their community as fire fighters and Emergency Medical Service first responders. …

Growing from within

RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. – The Nelson family takes pride in passing the farm down to the next generation, something they have been able to do six times now. [[In-content Ad]] “I guess you do …

A first-hand farm experience

RED WING, Minn. − The O’Reilly family is hosting this year’s Goodhue County Breakfast on the Farm as a way to educate consumers and give them a first-hand farm experience.

Trevor Baier Baier Creek Farms Elmwood, Wisconsin 600 cows Describe your facilities and list your breeding management team. We milk in a double-12 parlor. Our cows are housed in a sand-bedded, …

Lending comfort with stuffed cows

    ALBANY, Minn. – Missy, Michelle, Kelli and Alex Malley hugged stuffed cows May 17 in the music room at Albany Area Elementary School in Albany.

FARIBAULT, Minn. − The sandstone caves in Rice County were first hand dug and used for Fleckenstein Brewery from 1854 to 1918.

MILBANK, S.D. – Valley Queen Cheese Factory held a groundbreaking ceremony May 19 to commemorate the start of its latest expansion project.

Saving for college

KIMBALL, Minn. – Kidding season makes a busy spring for most dairy goat farmers, but for the Donnays, the beginning of gardening season adds to the springtime frenzy. [[In-content Ad]] Along …

A change for the better

    PERHAM, Minn. – Aaron Ruther has had his eyes on robotic milking systems for quite some time. And now, with the investment a part of his farming operation, it is exactly what …

Got grass?

MADISON, Wis. – As farmers enter the fields to cut first-crop hay, thoughts of how to improve the quality of their alfalfa stands or potentially produce more forage might come to mind. One way is by adding grass.

Kids Corner: The Baileys

Josie Bailey 16 years old Sophomore When do you do chores? Mornings and nights. What is your favorite chore and least favorite chore? My favorite chore is milking. I like spending quality time with …

Doting on Brown Swiss

PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. – Mastering a farm’s genetics for their breed of choice is different for everyone. For Brian and Barbara Kimm, it is productive cows that last in the herd and have a wide variety of genetic potential that suite their fancy.

CALEDONIA, Minn. − Aaron Houdek knows the names of former distinguished breeder award recipients. To think his family’s name would be among those was an aspiration.

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. – Steps away from the stanchion barn at Krebs Family Farm near Sun Prairie is a slice of baseball heaven. This is where Bruce Krebs and his sons, Ryan and Justin, built their very own field of dreams.

ARENA, Wis. – Janice Lockman has been managing her farm from a very young age. At 12-years-old, her father suffered a second stroke which left him without the use of his left arm.

Other duties as assigned

Only two weeks into my summer internship, and I found myself fishing out boulders in the middle of a field in Todd County, Minnesota.

A day in the life of the Grewes

    CUMBERLAND, Wis. – The month of May is filled with busy days on any Wisconsin dairy farm. This year, for the Grewe family of Valley Gem Farms, the month has been even more busy than normal as the family hosted the Generations of Gems sale celebrating their family’s successes in breeding registered dairy cattle.

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