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How I work: The pursuit of calm and order

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Written by Matt Mattke   
Friday, 16 May 2014 10:39

Matt Mattke with Stewart PetersonHere’s the story of one methodical, unflappable guy whose relentless pursuit of calm and order means “no surprises” and that confident feeling of being prepared for anything.

As I write this column, I’m about to head out on a vacation to a nice warm place, and I’m nervous. I’ve never been completely unplugged before.


Feed specialist addresses grazing dairy herd nutrition

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Written by Tamara Scully   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 11:09

A dairy herd grazes in Vermont.Dairy farmer Mike Thresher is also a dairy specialist with Morrison’s Custom Feeds. Thresher has been working with both organic and conventional dairy producers in Vermont for more than a decade.

Thresher has found that more dairy farmers are becoming interested in grazing – and that myths and missteps abound when opting to graze the herd.


How I work: A day in the life of NMPF’s CEO

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Written by Jim Mulhern   
Thursday, 06 March 2014 11:41

Jim mulhern at his desk at workWorking and living near Washington, D.C., my daily routine differs from that of most Progressive Dairyman readers. But from early morning until late at night, my typical day – like that of many of you – revolves around milk.

Not producing or processing milk, nor dealing directly with cows. My work involves shaping dairy policy in ways that help farmers the most.


Five 40-under-40 winners discuss the industry’s future

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Written by PD Editor Walt Cooley   
Thursday, 09 January 2014 15:31

The following individuals were among the finalists selected last year for the 40 Under 40 in Agriculture Awards. More than 200 individuals were nominated for the award, and the winners were chosen based on their leadership and commitment to advancing the cause to double food production by 2050.

We asked a few of the winners who have ties to the dairy industry to talk about their current work and their thoughts on global milk and food production at the start of 2014.



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