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I grew up on a dairy farm and have been around cows my whole life. I learned at an early age how to properly care for and handle cows. Now, as a manager, I am constantly advocating for the humane treatment of our animals and even making sure every new employee understands this and signs an animal care agreement.

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2021 has started the way I expected but hoped it wouldn’t: the same as 2020. As an example, I’m already late getting this column in to my understanding and totally professional editor, Emily Gwin.

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Whatever happened to open discussion?

The 2020 election marked an astounding point in history with the president of the U.S. censored for his political speech, but few people realize that tech companies have been actively censoring speech in a variety of other forums – including animal agriculture.

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My grandfather, George A. Elbert, was born in 1888 on a small farm in Wisconsin. Growing up and then even as an adult, he farmed most of his life using horses.

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We finally made it into 2021! A fresh new year is underway. And if you’re anything like me, you are ready to tackle healthy eating with renewed vigor after all that rich, sugary holiday food.

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As I was doing some much-needed purging from my office, I came across a piece I wrote 10 years ago. It was about the busy schedule of two parents with four kids, milking cows and keeping up with life’s challenges.

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