Dairy Farmers Celebrate the Earth Every Day

Did you know dairy farmers like to call themselves the original environmentalists? Every year, people around the world celebrate Earth Day on April 22, but dairy farmers celebrate this holiday every day by using sustainable farming practices. Dairy farmers use these practices to benefit their [...]

Why I Farm

It’s a question I have been asked several times, and honestly some days it’s a question I ask myself. To give you a little background, I am a third-generation dairy farmer in Virginia on my family farm, Richlands Dairy. I work with my dad, brother, [...]

Born to Farm

I was born to farm­. I can’t help it. My roots run deep in agriculture. Ever since I was a young boy, I’ve been involved on my family’s diversified farm. We have laying hens, guineas, quail, goats, four Border Collies and a cat on our [...]

How True Blue Milk is Produced from a Future Dietitian’s Perspective

Growing up in big metropolitan cities, I rarely had the opportunity to see or visit any dairy farms. After moving to Tennessee to continue my nutrition education at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), I realized dietitians are linked to agriculture and must understand how food [...]

A Visit to the Gilmer Dairy Farm

On a hot, humid August afternoon, I visited with Will Gilmer on the Gilmer Dairy Farm, located in Lamar County, Alabama. You may be familiar with Will from Twitter and the beautiful pictures he shares from his tractor. Will’s pictures don’t do justice to the farm’s rolling [...]

My First Time on a Dairy Farm

Glo-Crest Dairy in Clermont, Ga. When I first learned I would be visiting Glo-Crest Dairy Farm, I had no idea what to expect because I had never been on a dairy farm before. Part city slicker, part suburbanite, the closest I had been to [...]

7 Surprising Dairy Cow Facts

Because so few consumers have ever visited a dairy farm, our dairy farmers get a lot of questions about the dairy cows, milk safety, and how milk gets from the farm to the refrigerator. Dairy farmers take great pride in caring for their dairy cows [...]

The Farm: Where Your Dairy Products Come From

Growing up in the Suburban Washington, DC area, I rarely had the chance to see a farm. But now, as a registered dietitian, I recognize how important it is to see where our food comes from.

Organic Milk vs. Regular Milk: What’s the Difference?

As a registered dietitian who works for the dairy industry, I am often asked, “Is organic milk healthier than regular