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Family Works Together to Bring Dairy Goodness Direct to their Customers

Working together to raise and harvest crops, milk cows, and care for animals has been a tradition for the Hansen family of Hudson, Iowa, for more than 150 years. In order to provide opportunities for the sixth generation of the Hansen family to be involved in the farm, they added several new traditions, including processing milk, ice cream and other products on the farm, opening retail stores and delivering products to stores throughout the area.

Connecting with Students is Priority for South Dakota Farmer

Making sure that 2,100 dairy cows are healthy, fed and well-cared-for is a big job. As herd manager for Boadwine Dairy in Baltic, South Dakota, Heidi Selken takes on that responsibility every day. She ensures that the right mix of feed ingredients are delivered, sick cows are monitored and provided appropriate care, cows visit the milking parlor three times each day, and she is able to track each cow’s health and production through the farm’s management software.

Children’s Book Helps Dairy Mom Share Her Family’s Story

For 25 years, Karen Kasper has been dedicated to sharing her family’s farm story with her community, especially school children. From hosting field trips on their farm to taking animals to the local library, and participating in agriculture speaking programs for schools and community groups and a Kasper Dairy Facebook page, she’s always looking for a new opportunity to introduce dairy farming to new audiences.

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. “We live and work here, my kids drink the water, breathe the air, and I hope they’re the third generation to tend this land and the animals it sustains.”

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 dairy farm life. Her photos capture farm living year-round from spring rainbows to summer sunsets, to fall harvest and caring for dairy cows in the winter months.

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.

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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