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ogurt-making comes natural to the van der Ploegs, who own Mid Frisian Dairy located in Clovis, New Mexico. The dairy is home to 2,000 milk cows with a small yogurt plant on the side.

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When thinking about the typical work of dairy farmers, the number 365 comes to mind – 365 days of milking cows, feeding cattle, growing crops, raising calves and heifers – the list of work to complete spans every day of the year, and year after year, with few to no stops.

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Each December, families make their way to the mall or town hall to visit Santa Claus. Wisconsin dairy producer and advocate Kelly Oudenhoven thought up a new way for kids to see Santa during the holidays.

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Twelve years ago, Brent Copenhaver had the opportunity to buy into a local dairy farm.

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When it comes to commemorating a milestone, what is the best way to celebrate? With cake, of course. The cake to celebrate the milestone in this story is carefully baked, decorated with purple frosting and an array of colorful sprinkles, and topped with 25 candles.

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To this day dairywoman Judy Springstroh, age 75, gets up at 3:30 every morning to milk cows alongside her daughter Amber on their 65-head tiestall dairy in Freedom, Wisconsin. Springstroh grew up on a dairy in Forest Junction, Wisconsin, and originally said she wasn’t going to marry a farmer.

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