HD Notebook

Opportunities exist beyond high school

Date: 
Wed, 04/29/2015

Postsecondary education provides many options for hands-on learning.

By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager

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“Let me get my hands dirty” . . . that is the eagerness of a young person wanting to enter production agriculture. They have a desire to put the knowledge they learned at a desk into practice. Read more

Concerned consumers turn to the internet

Date: 
Tue, 04/28/2015

The rising cost of food topped the list of consumer fears in 2014, and the internet remains their go-to source of food information.

By Abby Bauer, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

Mother working from home with a babyMoms, Millennials and foodies alike have some trepidation about the rising cost of food, particularly healthy food. In a web-based survey conducted last year by the Center for Food Integrity, 2,005 respondents were asked to rate their level of concern about 18 different “most concerning life issues” on a scale of 0 to 10. Read more

Millennials and milk

Date: 
Mon, 04/27/2015

My undergraduate research project offered me a glance into my peers’ purchasing preferences at the dairy case.

by Maggie Seiler, 2014 Editorial Intern

What is the “signature job” in your state?

Date: 
Fri, 04/24/2015

Article studied labor statistics to come up with an answer for all 50 states.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

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Every state has an image that people tend to associate with it. Many things factor in: Places to see. Things to do. Famous residents. Historic events. Athletic teams. Even food.

But what about jobs?

This unusual question was the premise of a recent article by 24/7 Wall St. entitled “The Most Iconic Job In Each State.” While entertaining, its results are probably not what you expect. Read more

Do you foster a culture of longevity?

Date: 
Thu, 04/23/2015

Nearly 90 percent of employees will make their stay or go decision within the first six months on the job.

By Amanda Smith, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

Dairy industry earns high marks for food safety

Date: 
Wed, 04/22/2015

FDA studies possible milk and meat residue correlation

By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager

April 20 webinar slideAre they related?

The Food and Drug Administration wanted to know: Would dairy farms that previously tested positive for meat residues be more likely to test positive for milk residues? The FDA studied 31 drugs, comparing previous tissue violators with a random sampling of dairies. Read more

Take a cue from the French

Date: 
Tue, 04/21/2015

Cheese and other fermented dairy products may play an active role in a heart-healthy diet.

By Abby Bauer, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

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Keeping legacies alive and strong

Date: 
Mon, 04/20/2015

Legacy event honoring late DATCP secretary shines a light on businesses in transition.

By Brittany Statz, 2015 Hoard’s Dairyman Editorial Intern

Genomics workshop in Tulare on April 30

Date: 
Fri, 04/17/2015

Free event will discuss strategies to improve fertility and profitability of dairy herds.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

Holstein calfMilk producers in the most highly concentrated dairy area in the U.S. are invited to attend a free one-day workshop on genomics in Tulare, Calif.

The workshop will be held April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the U.C. Davis Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center (VMTRC), just south of the International AgriCenter. A complementary lunch will be provided. Read more

My piece of the Empire State

Date: 
Thu, 04/16/2015

It was a difficult decision to leave my family and our farm in 2011. On the most recent return trip, I brought home a small piece of the herd.

By Amanda Smith, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

Most days it is hard to believe that nearly four years have passed since I made the decision to uproot and move nearly halfway across the country. While it’s a decision I have yet to regret, leaving behind my family, friends and farm was one of the hardest things I had done up to that point. Read more

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