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Free Registration for GLRDC 2021

The 19th annual Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference (GLRDC) is going virtual in 2021. The conference will take place Feb. 4-5, 2021. Experts will share strategies and projections to help producers and industry representatives make the most of the next year and beyond. Due to the overwhelming support of the sponsors the committee is excited… Continue reading

Benthem Brothers Dairy announced as 2021 MSU Dairy Farmer of the Year

Release From: Farm News Media; Michigan State University Benthem Brothers Dairy, located near McBain in Missaukee County has been named 2021 MSU Dairy Farmer of the Year by the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University. Pictured above (left to right) Jason, Kyle, Ryan, and Bruce Benthem. | MSU photo   Benthem Brothers Dairy… Continue reading

19th annual Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference will be held virtually in February   

The 19th annual Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference (GLRDC) is going virtual in 2021. The conference will take place Feb. 4-5, 2021. Experts will share strategies and projections to help producers and industry representatives make the most of the next year and beyond. Dairy producers have navigated unprecedented challenges for the past five years and… Continue reading

How can we better support our dairy farmers?

I used to hear about the old days. I never really understood that, but I’m starting to now. I saw my grandparents operate a dairy farm by growing their hay and silage, by milking and breeding their cows, and by selling their milk. Although I don’t remember when my grandparents pasteurized their own milk, I… Continue reading

Safety Tips for the Fair

Growing up I couldn’t wait until the week of fair. I had been working with my fair calf since January and I was ready to take him to fair. I couldn’t wait to cheer on my friends with their animals, inhale fair food between showing classes, ride the roller coasters, play fair games, look at all… Continue reading

Aspiring to be a Dairy Farmer

Working on a family dairy farm, I saw firsthand that dairy farmers are amazing caretakers of the cows that provide fresh wholesome milk for all to enjoy. Dairy farmers are also community volunteers, crop farmers, mechanics, accountants,  and family members.   When I think about a dairy farmer, I think about a person who is… Continue reading