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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 families enjoy more time for outdoor activities, working together to care for their animals, and family dinners at dinnertime (at least, more often). When August rolls around though, farmers begin preparing their family for a new routine and going back to school. Read more

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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 they’re having a huge impact controlling the farm’s fly population, improving cow comfort, minimizing the use of pesticides and reducing the 400-cow operation’s impact on the environment. Read more

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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