Archive of ‘The Facts’ category

The Tasty, the Gross, the Nutritious: Milk and Plant-based Alternatives

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This is Sarah, Carrie’s intern. I grew up on my family’s agritourism farm, was an extremely involved 4-Her, and showed dairy at the fair. I currently am an agribusiness and applied economics major at Ohio State University. To learn more about me, you can read my introduction post HERE. I have always been interested in […] Read more…

Living on a prayer and an extra gallon of milk.

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Dairy Farmers in Crisis

It’s rare that I find myself without words. However for the past few weeks, I’ve tried to write this post several times only to eventually walk away from a blank screen. I’m going to try again, because this is important. Please, if you don’t finish reading this whole post, don’t comment. A year ago at […] Read more…

Cows With Bling.

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While our cows did in fact get necklaces, they aren’t your typical jewelry.

At the start of 2014, our farm purchased a system that monitors both activity and rumination on our cows. The system, made by SCR and sold to us by Select Sires, is called Heat Time. What does that actually mean? It means our cows now wear necklaces that help us keep them healthy and lets us know when they are ready to be bred. Read more…

Humans of Agriculture- Trevor’s Story.

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Humans of Agriculture- Trevor’s Story. Why did your farm grow to the size where you need labor? “We grew from 90 cows to 175 cows in the mid 90’s and up to 350 cows around 2000 and our current size of 450 cows in 2006. Before we grew, we always had two hired hands around. […] Read more…

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