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Idaho dairy farmer says women have paid their dues too

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Features - Women in Dairy
Written by Karma Metzler Fitzgerald   
Thursday, 18 December 2014 11:57

Seven Haworth daughters

Henriette Haworth is a Baxter Black fan.

She reads his columns in this magazine and tries to see him in person when he’s in town.

But this fall, a column Black wrote for Progressive Dairyman contained a line she didn’t like. She told him so in a letter.

 

Q&A with Will Gilmer, Face of Farming and Ranching

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Features - Producers
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 14:16

Will Gilmer

Dairyman Will Gilmer of Gilmer Dairy in Sulligent, Alabama, recently finished a two-year term as a Face of Farming and Ranching. Gilmer, best known for his quirky tractor-seat shanties as seen on YouTube, was one of the first-ever representatives selected by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) for its “Faces” program.

 

Check Out My ... New calf barn and automated feeding

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Features - Producers
Written by Progressive Dairyman Editor Jenna Hurty   
Thursday, 04 December 2014 11:43

calf barnWhen it comes to raising calves, Meadow Brook Dairy Farms is known as one of the best, and with the recent addition of a new calf barn and automated feeding, the best just got better.

 

In the spirit of giving: Dairy producers give back

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Features - Producers
Written by Progressive Dairyman Editor Peggy Coffeen   
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 16:07

Louie Kazemier and BrytenFrom within our dairy community come stories that touch our lives and warm our hearts. This holiday season, we are pleased to share with you a few examples of the generosity and kindness of fellow dairymen and dairywomen who have unselfishly dedicated their time and talents to causes greater than themselves, their families and their farms.

 

Organic farmers see importance of helping their communities

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Written by Robyn Nick   
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 15:36

The BatdorfsAt Horizon Organic, philanthropic giving focuses on sustainable agriculture, responsible resource use and promoting healthy communities. The company’s family of nearly 700 organic dairy farmers share the value of the importance of giving back to their local communities throughout the year.

 

Life on the family farm under an open heaven: Our Charlie Brown Christmas tree tradition

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Features - Producers
Written by Tom Heck   
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 14:48

pine treeThis last year, shortly after Christmas, we had our insurance agent, Jim, into our home. When he went into our living room, he saw our Christmas tree in the corner, all decorated. His response surprised all of us. “You have a Charlie Brown Christmas tree,” he said. I didn’t say much to his comment, but I realized he was right.

 

Connecticut farm connects with consumers through values

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Written by Ashley Bairos   
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 14:42

Editor’s note: Ashley Bairos is a graduate student at Green Mountain College in Vermont, studying environmental science. The following excerpt comes from a case study of a small Connecticut dairy farm. Her paper, published July 2014, focuses on the operation’s value chain as compared
to larger-scale dairies.

 

HERd management: Finding presence and presents at Christmas

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Features - Women in Dairy
Written by Karma Metzler Fitzgerald   
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 13:51

females on farmIt all started with a hamburger.

The best kind of burger. Cooked over a grill, outside, amid friends.

 


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