Planting 2016: Midwest Dairy Farm Round Up

Posted On May 24th, 2016 by

For many, #Plant16 is done or close to putting the last seeds of corn and soybeans in the ground. Other farmers have been kept busy putting up hay and alfalfa or chopping rye. The […]

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Cast Your Vote for Dairy Goodness Flavor

Posted On May 13th, 2016 by

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine what could taste better than an icy-cold chocolate or vanilla malt on a hot August day. But as plans are made for the Dairy Goodness Bar at the Minnesota […]

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Making a Dairy Farm Sustainable

Posted On May 12th, 2016 by
In this Q&A, Alise Sjostrom, founder of Redhead Creamery, shares the Jennisen family philosophy on sustainable farming, some of the environmental steps they’ve taken on the farm, as well as how the family’s venture into artisan cheeses also makes sustainable practices a priority.
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Dairy Moms Make Mother’s Day Memories

Posted On May 4th, 2016 by
It doesn’t seem so long ago when my husband, Eric, and I sat in our hospital pre-registration meeting. I was given the boring hospital policies and rules paperwork, and he had the fun paperwork (I thought) getting started on our daughter’s birth certificate. As I read over the certificate, I stopped at the box for the mother’s maiden name. “That’s not my mom’s name,” I questioned. Eric looked at me with his head turned, obviously confused. I sure was, and then it hit me – I’m the mother.
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Sustainability – Why Dairy Farmers Have Much to Say

Posted On April 19th, 2016 by

The following guest column, written by Minnesota dairy farmer, Suzanne Vold, originally appeared in American Dairymen. Suzanne is a partner in her family’s farm, Dorrich Dairy, which received a 2015 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award. […]

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Why Pledge Dairy 3 for Me? Let’s Count the Ways

Posted On March 31st, 2016 by
Recently, my son, Topher, and I took the Dairy 3 for Me pledge as a way to show our commitment to eating three servings of dairy every day. Why did we do it and why do we want other families to take the pledge, too?
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Fitbits for Cows: Dairy Farmers Use Tech Tools to Boost Cow Care

Posted On March 22nd, 2016 by
It seems nearly everyone today is wearing a fitness tracker like a Fitbit, Garmin or Jawbone. These portable tools provide an easy way to monitor our daily activity, food intake and even our sleep, to help us work toward leading healthier lives.
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Refresh Your Spring Recipes

Posted On March 18th, 2016 by
National Nutrition Month and the official start of spring is a natural time to revisit your menu items and lighten them with fresh produce, low-fat dairy products, salad ingredients and healthy smoothie recipes.
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Fueling Greatness with School Breakfast

Posted On March 4th, 2016 by
March is National Nutrition Month. It’s a great time to focus on your family’s healthy eating habits and physical activity. In addition, March 7-11 is National School Breakfast Week. It’s a good reminder of the importance of your family starting each day with a nutritious breakfast.
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