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Being the first farmer in New Jersey to begin bottling fluid milk for direct sales, bringing jugging back to the state after a decade-long absence, is quite the accomplishment for young dairy farmer Jared Weeks. Weeks, along with his wife, Treacy, owns Hun-Val Dairy in Hunterdon County. The dairy began bottling their own fluid milk in 2015 and expanded into ice cream, exclusively made with milk from their herd.

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Matt Utt has been leading research projects at Select Sires for the past several years. He was recently promoted to a newly created position to analyze data and find new, beneficial uses for it.

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When 11-year-old animal lover Alaina Janssen arrived at Vir-Clar Farm in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin, with her family last December, she informed her mother she wouldn’t be needing the wheelchair she often used to get around. She wanted to walk.

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“Land-healing agriculture” is not necessarily a common term, but that is one of the first statements Hubert (Hue) Karreman, VMD, and Suzanne Nelson Karreman use to describe their dairy operation in North Carolina.

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Settling for “good enough” is not in Andy Fischer’s nature. This goal-oriented dairyman sets high standards for Riverside Dairy in Reedsville, Wisconsin, and the numbers prove it.

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Ethan and Jade Proksch’s farm is proof grazing dairy goats is possible and feasible. The Proksches have been commercially selling milk from their goat herd for more than six years.

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