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Millennials bring a new culture to the work environment, which can be an adjustment for others. Be assured, we millennials are not trying to frighten you. Instead, we are bringing our unique and diverse brain power to the table.

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We all know how busy dairy life can be – whether it is harvest, haying, spraying or just milking – and we often do not get to take a break from working those 365 days. At least not on our small farm, where there is only my dad and me doing all the milkings anyway.

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There are challenges every dairy faces. Oftentimes you problem solve, think you have the problem fixed, only to discover a new problem.

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In college, finding the perfect Halloween costume meant heading to the clearance section of the local big box store about an hour before leaving the house to see what we could find for a couple of bucks. As a parent, the conversations start months in advance and involve complicated negotiations.

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“Come heck or high water, I will go to World Dairy Expo this year!” That’s what I said when Progressive Dairyman asked me to write this article. I’ll write it from the perspective of a newbie attending for the first time. My husband, Farmer John, and I have never attended, but this was to be our year.

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This September marked three years of agvocating for our dairy farm. Since I started, I have met so many amazing people across the country, traveled to states I have never visited and gained some great friends along the way. I have, however, had my fair share of vegan extremists, Internet trolls and social media drama.

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