It’s Not Our Grandparents’ Farm Anymore

I recently had an article published in Dairy Herd Management. Below is a preview. You may also click on the link at the bottom to view the full article.

For many dairy producers, there is much sentimental value in continuing the family tradition. This is true in our own family, where my husband and his brother are the third generation on the family farm. It is hard to ignore the pride that comes from building on what generations before us have done. But while the land that we farm might be the same, and historic buildings are still standing, today’s dairy farms operate much different than the farms operated by our grandparents and even our parents.

One key difference is the awareness of young and beginning farmers to run their operation as a business. Continue reading…

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