{Dairy FARM}

Our Dairy FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible Management) evaluation was conducted today. The evaluator looked at everything from newborn calf care to animal nutrition and housing to environment and facilities. The evaluation was very thorough.     We know we give all of our animals the very best care we can, but it’s nice to have…

{Destination Dairy}

Last week, I had an awesome opportunity to help with an agricultural education event put together by my friend Jacqui. The event, called Destination Dairy, was an interactive experience designed to help elementary students learn more about healthy habits, agriculture and the dairy industry. The older students visited Jacqui’s family’s farm, while the younger students…

{Growing Together Magazine}

Our family and farm will be featured in the fall issue of Land O’ Lakes’ growingtogether magazine. The story focuses on how young dairy farmers get started in the business. We’ll post a link to the online version as soon as the issue is published.

{Good Farm Neighbors}

We recently received a Good Farm Neighbor Award from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Wow! What an honor. You can read more about the award on the Department of Agriculture’s web site. This is a great opportunity to thank all of our neighbors for making our community a great place to farm.

{Dairy in D.C.}

We were in Washington, D.C. last week for the NMPF Young Cooperators Dairy Policy and Legislative Forum.     We divided our time between legislative training, lobbying on Capitol Hill, sitting in on the NMPF Board Meeting, networking and sightseeing. We enjoyed all the parts of our trip, but especially appreciated the issues briefing that…