Jan Lefebvre

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Teamwork to cover a silage pile

SAUK CENTRE, Minn. — Participating on a high school cross-country team usually involves more running than heavy lifting.

Farming with faith

OSAKIS, Minn. — When it was suggested that Deb and David Waldvogel apply for a Catholic Century Farm Award through their church diocese, the couple listened.

There is no place like home

CEDAR POINT, Kan. — Chase County spans 778 square miles in Kansas and is home to large numbers of grazing beef cattle, but it only has one dairy farm.

Modern technology on Merryville Farm

WAVERLY, Minn. —When Swedish ancestors of Bill and Steve Uter established Merryville Farm near Waverly in 1877, hands and pails were the components of their milking system.

Side by side in the barn for over four decades

GREY EAGLE, Minn. — Jerry Pohlmann said it finally hit him when he closed the tiestall barn door after the last of his cows left the farm. He was truly retired from dairy farming.

Unexpected road to the crown

SPICER, Minn. — When Kari (Schroht) Reuvers signed up in April of 1978 to compete in the dairy princess competition for Steele County, she was a senior at Owatonna High School and living on her family’s dairy farm outside of town.

Independent spirit

NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Milk from Wright’s Dairy Farm has never been processed by an off-farm facility.

Mysteries of milk margins

ITHACA, N.Y. – After a year of dismal milk prices for dairy farmers, hopes turn to rumors that the trend might be about to change.

Diversity in San Diego County

ESCONDIDO, Calif. – San Pasqual Valley in southern California is a designated agricultural preserve, but it only has one dairy farm.

Storm damages two Albany farms

ALBANY, Minn. – The afternoon of July 24 took a tumultuous turn for two dairy farmers near Albany.

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