Cheesemaker Sarah Van Orden-Morrow stood in her Crosswinds Creamery booth at the Ithaca Farmers Market facing a steady stream of patrons. Plates featured cubes of her Butternut, Goblin and Rose’s Reserve Alpine-style cheeses. “Please have a sample,” Van Orden-Morrow said. “Thank you,” replied a smiling lady. “I have a sample every week. It’s delicious.” Crosswinds Creamery in Ovid, New York, briskly sells their artisan cheese throughout the Finger Lakes region down to New Yor
By Cheri Oechsle, Michael Flanagan & Susan Sullivan ~ excerpts from the December 14, Guernsey Breeders’ Journal article. Jacky Wojchechowski was born June 10, 1983. He lives on Staten Island in New York City. What is so special about Jacky? Jacky is fascinated with the Guernsey cow and her world. And he has tied that love into his unusual talent of artistry. Jacky is the second child of Sharon Sullivan. He has an older sister Maureen. His father Ed died when Jacky was three.
Speakers, Researchers and Vendors Bring “Dairying to Thrive” Theme to Life March 14-15 in Madison, Wisconsin DAIRY NEWS – Leading speakers from around the world will join more than 1,700 dairy farmers and industry professionals to provide unparalleled learning and networking at the 2018 PDPW Business Conference presented by Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW). The 2-day Conference will be held March 14 from 8 a.m. till midnight and Mar. 15 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the All
Cobleskill, NY - SUNY Cobleskill’s Institute for Rural Vitality, in partnership with National Grid and NYSERDA, is bringing together agencies and organizations that offer New York’s farm and food businesses grants, loans, business development and technical assistance during the inaugural Agricultural Solutions Fair. With over 15 resource agencies on hand for one-on-one assistance for commercial scale farmers and agribusinesses—whether livestock, crops, dairy, greenhouse, poul
Dairy’s Premier Educational Event Set for March 14-15 at Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. DAIRY NEWS – The headliners and educational speakers at the 2018 PDPW Business Conference, presented by Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW), will bring to life the “Dairying to Thrive” conference theme through their personal experiences and professional expertise, Mar. 14-15, 2018 at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis. This year’s presenters – dairy scientists and leaders, in
Applications Due Jan. 15 for Top-Tier Training Program with Three Leadership Pillars DAIRY NEWS – Succeeding in today’s fast-changing dairy industry requires a higher level of leadership and management skills than ever before. The PDPW Cornerstone Dairy Academy™, presented by the Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW), brings together in- and out-of-industry professional development trainers that will give participants a strong foundation to lead their dairy business today and
BRATTLEBORO, Vt., December 22, 2017 – Nate Janssen, of Wheaton, Ill., has been named the 2018 Young Dairy Leaders Institute Distinguished Alumni Leader by the Holstein Foundation. The Holstein Foundation recognizes one Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI) graduate annually who has made noteworthy contributions and applied skills gained during their YDLI experience for the advancement of the dairy industry. Nate was a graduate of YDLI Class 4.
“Today, as director of farmer
BRATTLEBORO, Vt., December 21, 2017 – Daniel Kitchen of Danville, Pa. is the recipient of the 2017 National Judi Collinsworth Outstanding Exhibitor Award from Holstein Association USA, Inc. This award recognizes youth for their outstanding Holstein project work and involvement with their cattle and dairy activities. Kitchen is the thirteenth Junior Holstein member to receive this honor, and receives a $500 scholarship.
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Funding is available in three focus areas, including grazing lands, organic systems and soil health WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2017 – USDA is offering grants for innovative ideas for conservation strategies and technologies. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest $10 million in the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program, funding innovative conservation projects in three focus areas: grazing lands, organic systems and soil health. Grant proposals
Dan Basse to Review Potential for U.S. Milk Market Turnaround in PDPW Webinar DAIRY NEWS – As the 2017 calendar year winds down, dairy farmers and industry professionals are looking toward 2018 with many questions about how U.S. and global factors will impact dairy markets. Economist Daniel Basse will examine these factors and answer a number of questions in the World Class Webinars “A 2018 Outlook: Is a Turnaround Possible in the U.S. Milk Market?” presented by Professiona
Dairy’s Premier Educational Event will Feature Best-in-Class Education DAIRY NEWS – Mark your calendars for the 2018 PDPW Business Conference, presented by Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) on March 14-15 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. The 2018 Conference’s theme is “Dairying to Thrive” and will feature two days filled with world-renowned speakers presenting dynamic educational sessions and workshops. The PDPW Business Conference has grown to be the premier
5 colostrum misconceptions solved How to manage colostrum for IgG to work its magic By now, we know that immunoglobulin-G or IgG is a critical component in bovine colostrum. Some have gone so far to say IgG is a magical component to protect calves and set them up for lifetime success when colostrum is delivered properly. “The real magic goes beyond IgG itself,” says Dave Cook, Ph.D., technical calf consultant for Milk Products. “Rather it is about achieving successful passive
Grant award program will support research to help protect dogs, cattle, sheep and poultry from parasitic diseases and to develop formulations that could extend the efficacy of therapeutics KALAMAZOO, MICH., Dec. 1, 2017 — Zoetis today announced that the company is accepting grant proposals for research into innovative approaches to help protect dogs, cattle, sheep and poultry from parasitic diseases and to extend the efficacy of therapeutics through new formulations. Through
Maximize Cow Health and Productivity through Optimal Transition Cow Management PDPW to Present One-Day Transition Cow Workshops, Dec 12 and 13, 2017 Dairy farmers, nutritionists and veterinarians pursuing the latest research, insights and techniques for transition cow management should attend the one-day PDPW Transition Cow Workshop, hosted by Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW). The one-day trainings are Dec. 12 at Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, Wis., and r
Dairy Farmers, Policy Makers and Educators Come Together to Discuss Issues across Food Chain DAIRY NEWS – GMOs, air quality, water quality, animal treatment, antibiotic resistance … these issues and many more are becoming part of the purchasing decision for today’s consumers. The 2017 PDPW Food & Policy Summit presented by The Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) will bring together innovative dairy farm owners, industry CEOs, food system department executives and key decisi
GREEN BAY, Wis. [Nov. 9, 2017] — Milk is getting a new voice in America’s Heartland. Meet Edge, the dairy farmer cooperative taking a fresh approach to representing its members. Edge, formerly known as the Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative, has been a game-changer for dairy farmers since its inception in 2010. “Edge is now representative of the growth and evolution our cooperative has undergone over the past seven years. It’s also a promise of the future,” says John P
Economist David Kohl and Former Disney Executive Lee Cockerell will Lead Academy Workshops DAIRY NEWS – Dairy owners, managers and professionals from around the country will learn from each other and world-class presenters at the 2018 PDPW Managers Academy for Dairy Professionals™, presented by the Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW). The three-day executive program, themed: “Attitude – Bringing the magic to dairy,” will be held Jan. 16-18, 2018 in Orlando, Fla. The 2018 M
PLAIN CITY, Ohio, November 3, 2017 — Select Sires Inc., has announced plans to offer five summer internships at its headquarters facility in Plain City, Ohio, during the summer of 2018. Positions are available within the following departments: sales and marketing, communications, semen processing, information systems and veterinary, with applications due by January 1, 2018. “Both practical work experience within the industry and networking are extremely important in helping c
BRATTLEBORO, Vt., November 2, 2017- The Holstein Foundation is excited to announce the new workbook for young dairy enthusiasts, “Milking and Lactation.” This resource serves as a guide for youth, their parents and dairy project leaders, and those who are interested in enhancing their knowledge of dairy cattle lactation. “Milking and Lactation” covers a wide array of topics from understanding the lactation curve to hormone function, milking equipment and systems, udder anatom
PLAIN CITY, Ohio, October 31, 2017 — Twenty-six professional A.I. technicians, sales representatives, Select Mating Service® (SMS®) genetic consultants, Select Reproductive Solutions® (SRS®) specialists, communications coordinators and administrative personnel took part in Select Sires' employee orientation held October 24 and 25 at the Select Sires headquarters in Plain City, Ohio. Employees from eight member cooperatives, Select Sires GenerVations and Select Sires Inc., wer