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The number of dairy farms in Michigan has shrunk by 251 over the past five years, a reduction of about 10 percent.
LEXINGTON, Ill. — The impact volunteers who helped clear debris from Hurricane Florence on North Carolina farms had didn’t hit home until the …
Spring is one of my favorite seasons on the farm. It’s a time of new life, fresh starts and, most of all, hope.
FREEPORT, Ill. — Understanding commodity markets is a challenge for farmers. “Farmers try to understand the markets, they get advice from people and they make the best decisions they can, but part of the reality is we will never fully understand the markets,” said Larry Tranel, Iowa State University Extension dairy field specialist.
GALENA, Ill. — Resiliency is a characteristic that can be developed. “In agriculture especially, we have this idea that people who are gritty or find a way to push through have that characteristic within them — you either have it or you don’t,” said Laura Daniels, Hitch Pin Consulting strategist.
GALENA, Ill. — Talking about mental health is not an easy conversation, but it must occur. “I think women are the people that need to tackle the mental health crisis in rural areas, and I think the solution is to start talking about it,” said Diane Rohlman, director of Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest.