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Filters for Our Coffee, Our Crops and Our Water

By Carla Schultz Carla Schultz and her family raise soybeans, corn, pigs, beef cattle, alfalfa, black and navy beans, and wheat on their Michigan farm.  Mornings around our farm house can be a whirlwind of activity trying to get breakfast served and four kids ready…

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A View From the Farm: Uncovering the Benefits of Cover Crops

Photo: Planting seeds into cover crops on Carla Schultz’s Michigan farm.   Carla Schultz and her family raise soybeans, corn, pigs, beef cattle, alfalfa, black and navy beans, and wheat on their Michigan farm.  Just like any business, my husband and I know we need…

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Sustainable Farming: Learning to Grow More With Less

Carla Schultz and her family raise soybeans, corn, pigs, beef cattle, alfalfa, black and navy beans, and wheat on their Michigan farm.  As parents, we want the best for our kids. We want our children to have access to great schools and teachers and to…

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Milk Misconceptions: Bad Information Doesn’t Do Any Body Good

By Jody Sharrard Jody has an animal science degree from Michigan State University. She and her husband, Jeremy, are fifth-generation dairy farmers. They were named 2011 Outstanding Young Dairy Cooperators by the Michigan Milk Producers Association.   Like milk and cookies, my dairy farm and…

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Dairy Diary – Family Farm vs. Factory Farm – Day 3

Since we have a technologically advanced farm, it might be easy for people to assume we are a factory farm. This couldn’t be further from the truth. We are a family farm.

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Dairy Diary – Keeping Our Cows Healthy – Day 2

Our herd has always been really healthy, so we don’t have to use antibiotics very often. When we do have a sick cow, we notice right away, either visually or with data from our new robots.

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Dairy Diary – The Importance of Cow Comfort – Day 1

Content and healthy cows on our farm produce top-quality milk, which gives all of us the best food for our families.

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Let’s Talk about Hormones

CommonGround Michigan volunteer, dairy farmer and mom Barbara Siemen discusses hormones in milk and their relation to early-onset puberty.