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Manage dairy employees, establish farm protocols, take on milk marketing, and become more confident in your farm financials.

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It starts out wonderful. You have a natural fondness for each other, you share common passions, and your life goals seem to align quite well.

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Congress often completes its work for the year just before the holiday season – right at the last minute. 2020 was no exception to that rule, despite the unique circumstances wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, which continues to shape our nation in unprecedented ways.

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Improved management practices and increased attention to genetic selection helped overcome the added milk production and marketing challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

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The future is notoriously hard to predict. There are so many variables that affect the outlook of the U.S. dairy industry but there are a few constants that you can rely on – demand for animal proteins will continue to grow as the world population increases and dairy farmers will continue to lead the way in efficiency and water productivity.

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Any successful business is dependent on an efficient and functional workforce. And, for a workforce to be productive, they must have the right environment. So, how can we set our employees up for success? We must first create a work environment that promotes the welfare of employees. We must also consider the effect employees’ personal health and well-being has on their performance at work.

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Bob was a brilliant farmer. The problem was: Bob was a brilliant farmer.

Bob often went and bought equipment without his wife’s involvement in the decision … even though she was the one juggling the bills. (Bob’s wife is a 50-50 partner in the operation.)

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