Fresh veggies in the summer and brisk winter snow hills are all reminders of growing up on my parent’s farm. Any farm kid understands the challenges of growing up on a farm—like using the tractor to pull a neighbour...
It is well-known in the dairy industry that mycotoxins are not to be taken lightly. Mycotoxins take advantage of the wet field conditions and fluctuating feedstuff dry matter that result from heavy rains and flooding and begin to grow...
Source: Iowa State University The focus of my 2021 Farm Foundation Agricultural Economics Fellowship was on agricultural carbon markets. Concurrently, I collaborated with a team of Iowa State University researchers tasked with assessing the science gaps that must be addressed...
Dairy producers across the country are breathing a collective sigh of relief after receiving better milk prices and pandemic relief from USDA. These two factors have gone a long way to rebuilding the capital and liquidity base of dairy...
The average cost to produce milk has climbed substantially so far this year. In our conversations, we have been hard-pressed to find anything — services or products — that are cheaper this year than they were at this time...
It’s understandable if you don’t know Twitch from Twitter. The social media world can sometimes seem like a distant galaxy for those of us who aren’t aged 10 to 23. That would be Gen Z and social media is their...
If you’ve never spent time around dairy cows to see how much they burp, you don’t know what you’re missing. At least, that’s the view of Canadian genome researchers and their counterparts around the globe. As those behind the...
What is the most important factor that will affect the quality of silage corn on your farm? Harvesting the crop at the correct moisture content based on your storage type. Where to Start: Determine the Ideal Moisture for Your Storage   What...
Source: blog by Jennifer Sirangelo, CEO, National 4-H Council Thinking about my growth and path to where I am today, I can't help but feel a sense of duty to encourage girls and young women who aspire to lead....
My work experiences have allowed me to interact with many different farmers from throughout the Upper Midwest. There seems to be a common thread between the most successful farmers. Below are some of the common characteristics I have observed. Successful...
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