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When you look at a propane torch, the blue portion of the fire is the innermost part that burns the hottest. Just like that torch, we all have an (albeit figurative) blue flame – a sense of passion and purpose and love that burns hotter than anything else inside our souls – that fuels us throughout our lives and gives us unique talents to share with the world.

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Milk is a treasure trove of bioactive compounds that can positively affect your health.

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Recent news of negative producer price differentials (PPDs) has resulted in massive depooling of milk from Federal Milk Marketing Orders (FMMOs). This depooling, and not the negative PPDs that led to it, is the real threat to dairy farm income.

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When I started college as a freshman eight years ago, I never expected to be farming full time after graduation. My junior year of college, I had the opportunity to relief milk in a newly constructed parlor six miles from home.

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It was the middle of the summer, and the day dawned bright and sunny. It was a perfect hay-making day. We were thankful since we had a large field of hay cut to chop into the silo that afternoon.

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When talking about personal growth, we often focus on our career growth. When we’re asked, “Where do you want to be in five or 10 years?” we often answer as if the question was, “What do you want to be doing in five years?” There may not be anything wrong in answering our question that way, but more often than not we discuss our career or business goals and objectives and how that translates to where we’re at today.

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