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A simple definition of surviving is “the ability to continue to exist.” Many dairies are struggling to exist because they failed to understand or choose to ignore the importance of integrating the management of the dairy and manure operations. Integration is the process of combining or bringing together of operations. Manage is defined as “to be in charge of” or “to control.”

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Making brown the new green is the goal of brothers Matthew and Ben Freund of Colebrook, Connecticut, with their successful new invention, CowPots. The biodegradable plant pots are made from manure solids generated from the Freunds’ methane digester, which was built in 1997.

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Ryan Riezebos finds that simplicity is best and so far it has worked well for him. While keeping his cows comfortable is not always simple, he found a set-up that is both low-maintenance and effective.

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In 2006, University of Georgia student Cameron Prince used the website “Facebook.com” to unite agricultural college students like himself.

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Neighbors judged Dan Brick and his dairy for its smell and mud on the roads – until he held his first dairy tour. Now the fifth-generation dairy farmer from Greenleaf, Wisconsin, says he and his employees have seen the attention they receive flip-flop from negative to positive.

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