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Dairy Sweethearts Lend a Helping Hand

Dairy farmers Dave and Jerilyn Hansen in Irene, South Dakota, fell in love as high school sweethearts more than four decades ago, and over the course of time, have built a family and a dairy and contributed endlessly to mission work reflecting the strength of that love. Read more

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Farm Family of the Year

Dale and Marlys Hinckley have spent the last 30 years building their business from the ground up, and today, it is obvious Hinckley Holsteins has come a long way from its humble beginnings. Recently named Minnesota’s Dairy Farm Family of the Year, the Hinckleys use state-of-the-art technology and family collaboration to care for their 400 dairy cows, their community and the environment. For example, to conserve energy and improve cow comfort, the Hinckleys installed LED lights in the free stall barn. A robotic feeder monitors cow growth and wellness. And that’s not all. Read more

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Blending Art and Science with Cheese Making

Steering off the beaten path in Brainard, Nebraska, you quickly see that David Jisa is living his dream of a full-circle, farm-to-cheese business. For David, his hobby-driven, family business of making cheese is something in which he not only takes pride, but which he is genuinely passionate about. “I don’t know how to really explain it,” says David. “For me, making cheese the traditional way is an art.” Read more


It’s ALL Dairy Goodness

Today’s grocery stores offer thousands of foods and beverages to choose from. The variety available now in the dairy case was unheard of 50 years ago. Today both conventional and organic milk and dairy foods are available in different flavors and varieties depending on health needs and budget. Read more