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Producers explain on-farm changes implemented as a result of DCHA membership

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Written by Sara Kitchen   
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 15:14

DCHA members

Founded in 1996, the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) has been a supporting foundation and educational resource for dairy calf and heifer growers across the nation.

 

Retired professor urges students to pursue higher education

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Written by Progressive Dairyman Intern Jennifer Janak   
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 09:50

Janak Marshall

So you’ve been going to school for four years; the bothersome question of “Where will I go next?” continues to linger.

While many classmates will return to the home farm or adhere to an industry professional role, choosing to pursue a higher education may provide you with an array of opportunities.

 

Slideshow: Organic farms with robotic milking systems

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Tuesday, 09 September 2014 14:29

In the slideshow below, we are given a glimpse into the lives of organic dairy producers who made the switch to robotic milking systems on their farms. It was quite an adjustment for each of them, but the systems have saved them time, labor costs and even have given the cows a little more liberty to come and go as they please.

 

Every Drop Counts: Belle and David Dallam

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Monday, 08 September 2014 10:39

Belle and David Dallam

Broom’s Bloom Dairy is a ninth-generation farm and a second-generation dairy farm in Bel Air, Maryland, just north of Baltimore.

 

Inaugural Dairy Dash celebrates life of brother, student

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Written by Jennifer Janak   
Monday, 08 September 2014 10:23

John KlossnerOne Sunday morning this past spring as the rain continued to fall and the sun was nowhere in sight, family, friends and peers of John Klossner trudged through the muddy grasses of the University of Wisconsin – Madison campus for the Inaugural Dairy Dash.

They were headed to the philanthropic 4K race that was held in memory of John, a brother of Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) fraternity’s Madison chapter, who tragically passed away last August from a brain injury suffered at the state fair.

 

Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow: Bringing farms to the classroom

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Written by Holly Drankhan   
Monday, 08 September 2014 10:05

dairy leaders of tomorrowTime and again, statistics have demonstrated the success rate of learning languages at an early age. One Pennsylvania-based education program is adapting this strategy to help the next generation become fluent in a language not conventionally taught in the classroom – the vernacular of the dairy industry.

 

Today’s youth work to become tomorrow’s leaders

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Written by Jennifer Janak   
Monday, 08 September 2014 09:16

dairy studentsHot summer days are no longer meant for a vacation from school. Instead, those three months prepare many dairy and agriculture students for a full-time career in their respective industries.

Taking what they have learned in the classroom and using it to strengthen their skill set and make connections is what these hard-working students say is most rewarding about an internship. Meet 10 students from across the U.S. who tell us about their experiences.

 

Older generation’s willingness to change humbles young producers

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Written by Amie Howes   
Friday, 05 September 2014 15:08

Andy and Andrea BollingerEditor’s note: This article is the second in a series about farm transfer. The first article appeared in our June 12, 2014 issue.

Generational differences have always seemed to lead into potential problems in any business or family relationship. The ones who understand the need to address those problems to create a viable business for the future start the transition planning process as early in the game as possible, bringing in those professionals who have built a great reputation and are trusted in the industry.

 


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