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Farming at the Mercy of Mother Nature

By Jennifer Poltermann In addition to raising three children and helping out on her husband’s fourth-generation Wisconsin grain and hog farm, Jennifer owns her own crop insurance business. It’s human nature to complain about the weather. Rain can thwart our outdoor plans. Snow makes driving…

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Why Are Farming Moms Thankful?

Why Are Farming Moms Thankful? A collective reflection on Thanksgiving from CommonGround farmers Soon families across the country will gather around a beautiful bounty and count blessings as Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. Five CommonGround farmers across the country pause following harvest to share what they are…

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From Cow to Carton: The path milk takes to your grocery store cooler

By Daphne Holterman Daphne and her husband Lloyd are 4th-generation Wisconsin dairy farmers who milk about 850 cows and grow alfalfa hay and corn on their farm, Rosy Lane Holsteins. Daphne wants consumers to know they care about producing a safe, healthy, wholesome food supply.  …

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Cows in FitBits

By Pamela Selz-Pralle Pamela and her husband, Scott, operate a 400-cow dairy farm in Clark County, Wisconsin. Their families have been farming for more than a century. Like many moms, I care about fitness. A healthy body = a healthy life. I feel the same…

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Why We Use Hormones in Our Dairy Operation

By Pamela Selz-Pralle Pamela Selz-Pralle and her husband, Scott, operate a 400-cow dairy farm in Clark County, Wisconsin. They are both fourth-generation dairy farmers. As a mother, wife and dairy farmer, I spend a great deal of time thinking about the safety and nutrition of…