Dairy farmer Dana Flood fittingly uses a farm analogy to describe the donation of one of his kidneys to his father.
By Brian Medeiros
Medeiros & Son Dairy
As I sit here in my GPS-guided, electronically-controlled tractor on a Saturday morning, I cannot help but think about how far agriculture and dairy farming has come in the last 20 years.
I remember when I was kid going out in the mornings to feed the calves, and coming home after school excited to help Dad finish up his chores. It was all manual labor and it was all part of an honest day’s work. Records were kept on paper by hand, and cows were fed with pitch forks and buckets. Field work was done by sight, and irrigation borders were determined by taking paces through the rows of growing feed.
Barb and Ernie Hanselman never believed in forcing any of their children into following their footsteps. But there never was any doubt their sons would represent their farm’s next generation.
For Doug Young and dairy farmers alike, caring for the land and continuing to evolve stewardship and sustainability practices are crucial to feeding the world’s growing population.
As part of his farm’s efforts to become more sustainable, Young – a partner at Spruce Haven Farm in New York – is utilizing an innovative, online tool called Farm Smart that is being developed to help dairy farmers reduce their environmental footprint while identifying new sources of savings and revenue.
Many of Samantha Lee’s classmates headed to the usual spring break destinations this year. Not her. Learn how she and other students spent their holiday volunteering across the country.
Not only are cows saving one Indiana dairy farm millions of dollars a year, they’re also helping it become more sustainable and eco-friendly.
“We’re self-sufficient and we’re lowering our carbon footprint” Fair Oaks Farm CEO Gary Corbett told FOX News in an interview today.
Last week, Corbett’s farm was featured in a New York Times article spotlighting its efforts of turning cow waste into natural gas using an anaerobic digester.
Being able to create enough renewable energy to milk nearly 30,000 cows three times a day isn’t just a dream for one of the country’s largest dairy farms — it’s a reality.
Northern Indiana dairy Fair Oaks Farms has been using cows — specifically cow manure — not only to power its 10 barns, but also a cheese factory, a 4D movie theater and more for years.
Now the dairy is going a step further, using manure generated by the dairy’s cows to fuel a fleet of trucks to deliver raw milk to processing plants in neighboring states, according to a new article in the New York Times.
From dairy farmers to the average American, changes in agriculture over the years have affected the way each one of us lives our lives.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, located in Washington, D.C., recently launched a project to preserve America’s agricultural heritage through the creation of a crowdsourced online scrapbook. Motivation for the project was sparked by the sentiment that, “the history of American agriculture has been marked by tremendous transformations. Over the past seventy years, farming has become both more efficient and more sustainable, even as fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers.”
Kristin Schier jokingly says that her eighth-grade daughter, Hope, needs a personal assistant. Actually, it isn’t a bad idea.
Mary Lou King insists she’s “just a farm mom.”
However, the morning show hosts of LIVE with Kelly and Michael feel she’s that – and much more.