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Sustainable Farming a Priority and Passion for Iowa Dairy Farmer

Sustainable farming simply means, “Doing the right things — for the environment, our family business and our community,” according to Iowa dairy farmer Marty Burken.
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Photos Show Dairy Farmer’s Love of Family and Farm Life

Rita Mosset is an avid photographer and started the RJDairy Facebook page to share pictures of family and farm life. Her photos capture life on the farm year-round from spring rainbows to summer sunsets, to fall harvest and caring for cows in the winter months.
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Commitment to Improvement Drives Minnesota Dairy All Year Long

As the calendar turns to a New Year, many of us are thinking about resolutions for better health, finances or career opportunities. However, for dairy farmers like Doug and Julie Heintz, making improvements on their family farm is at the top of their minds all year long.
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Minnesota Farm Family Enjoys Recipes and Robotics during Holiday Season

Merri Post loves recipes, from testing out new ones with family and friends to sharing her favorites with followers on her dairy farm’s Middleroad Acres Facebook page. When she saw a call for recipes for a new dairy cookbook, the first thing that came to mind was a family favorite that celebrates the freshness of dairy ingredients.
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Giving Thanks: a Tradition for Growing Arkansas Dairy Family

Food is an important part of holiday traditions for many families, and many of us have a go-to recipe for special occasions. For Susan Anglin, Pumpkin Pie Squares with Cinnamon-Sugar Yogurt Topping recipe has become a staple for fall gatherings.
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Three Generations Growing Together on a Nebraska Dairy Farm

For more than 60 years, members of John Temme’s family have been milking cows on their dairy farm near Wayne, Neb. When John made the decision to return to the farm after college, his parents and grandparents were excited to have the third generation involved in the family business, but they also knew it would require careful planning, communications and investment.
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New Ideas Allow Iowa Family to Carry on Dairy Farming Tradition

For five generations, members of the Maassen family have been raising animals and crops on land near Maurice, Iowa. Although the farm looks very different now than when Lee Maassen’s great-grandfather began farming in […]

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Back to School on the Farm

Living on a farm is a busy lifestyle. Typical days begin before sun-up and end shortly after sun-down. Summer offers flexibility in this 24-7 schedule for dairy farm families. Days are still lengthy, but […]

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Dairy Sustainability: Small Changes, Huge Impact

Sometimes it’s the simplest solutions that create the most buzz.

In the case of Dorrich Dairy in Glenwood, Minnesota, innovation comes in the form of tiny wasp larvae. The six-legged insects may be small, but […]

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