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Youtube University

Henry Ford once said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” In Ford’s day the idea of lifelong learning largely revolved around libraries and night classes. In our time we have many options for giving our aging brains a workout. Even on the farm and…

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Take the email bull by the horns

Action expresses priorities – Gandhi This quote is taped to my truck’s visor as a reminder to stay focused on the important tasks of the day. However, this attitude about priorities falls apart when it comes to email. There are a lot of important things happening in email but it can command much more time…

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Taking social mobile

There has been a lot of talk over the past few years about the need for dairy farmers to engage with consumers through social media. Social media is about having conversations but it’s also about telling stories, your story, the story of how you care for animals and manage natural resources. Your story is the…

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Smartphone Sprayer Calibration

When people ask me what I do for a living I tell them I am a dairy farmer. I think this is a fitting job description because in addition to caring for dairy cows, we also grow a lot of their feed. We do all of our own tractor work, which includes spraying corn, wheat,…

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Remote control your computer

Recently I had an opportunity to visit Chicago for a couple of days. While I was there I changed my milk cow rations in EZ Feed, printed a pregnancy check using DairyComp 305, and created some reports in QuickBooks. This seems like a pretty normal thing to do if you happen to have those programs…