{A visit from The Pioneer Woman}

Last month, we welcomed some very special guests to our farm, including Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman. Ree was joined by her fellow food bloggers – Maria, Sommer, Brenda, Julie, Bridget, Jessica, Joanne, and Jenny. The purpose of their visit, which was organized by Land O’Lakes, was to learn more about dairy farming. I shared…

{Our second milk quality award}

When something good happens once, it might be just a fluke. When it happens a second time, it might just be for real. We earned our second milk quality award last Friday, for the milk we sold in 2012. We’re super proud that we’ve been able to maintain award-winning milk quality for two years now.

{Dairy Day at the Capitol}

On January 30, Daphne and I traveled to St. Paul for Dairy Day at the Capitol. This Minnesota Milk Producers Association event brought dairy farmers together with legislators to address issues affecting the dairy industry.     A recap of the event was published in the Dairy Star.   Another story and video can be…

{Minnesota Milk Producers of the Year}

Last Tuesday, November 27, our farm was named Minnesota’s 2012 Producer of the Year by the Minnesota Milk Producers Association.     Our story was also featured in several publications: • The Dairy Star • The Country Today • Agri-News We feel truly honored by this award. There are so many deserving dairy farms in…

{Success and fun at the Stearns County Fair}

Both of our farm’s entries in the 2012 Stearns County Fair Open Dairy Show took first place in their classes and our Jersey heifer was named Reserve Junior Champion of the breed and Top Bred & Owned of the breed. Even more importantly, Dan and Monika had a ton of fun and learned some very…

{Girl Scouts weekend}

One of the things we enjoy most about farming is the opportunity to share our farm with others. Last weekend, we welcomed a troop of Girl Scouts from St. Paul to our farm. The girls and their families camped overnight in our yard, toured our farm and had a great time learning about dairy farming.…