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Staff Columns
Friday, January 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 brings opportunities & challenges »
DBA is going to be dealing with a lot of change in 2019, which will bring opportunities and challenges. The state Le...
Thursday, December 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Social media tip: Have you thought about YouTube? »
A social media platform that should be on your list is YouTube. The video-sharing website gives farmers and corporat...
Thursday, December 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dairy Strong set to bring chief ag trade negotiator »
Dairy Strong is a high-caliber conference and our goal is to deliver relevant speakers and presenters. We are excited to a...
Thursday, December 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Four items to watch as we head into 2019 »
By Mike North, president of DBA and Commodity Risk Management Group Dairy markets have endured a full assault on a nu...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
We need YOU to run for local office »
It’s that time of the year again – time to decide if you should get involved in local government. Notices are out for the...
Wednesday, November 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Happy Thanksgiving! »
  Teamwork is key. We appreciate your membership and support to move Wisconsin dairy forward. We wish you and your...
Thursday, November 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Nominations for the 2019 DBA Board of Directors »
The DBA Nominating Committee is seeking DBA members qualified and interested in joining the DBA Board of Directors for t...
Monday, November 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Webinar: Introduction to the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance »
DBA and The Nature Conservancy organized the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance in 2016 with the goal of helping dairy f...
Friday, November 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DBA set to work with both parties on success for dairy farmers, state »
By John Holevoet, director of government affairs Political pundits largely predicted the outcomes we saw at the feder...
Monday, November 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
You MUST vote on Tuesday! »
Tomorrow, Nov. 6, is Election Day, and the results will directly impact our ability to advance pro-dairy measures. S...
Monday, October 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nominate a dairy farmer to win DBA Advocate Award »
Annually, the Dairy Business Association is honored to recognize one of its outstanding farmer members as our DBA Advocate...
Thursday, October 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Your organization: How can we serve you better? »
An association is defined as a connection between people or organizations. A connection is some common factor linking all...
Thursday, October 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hall’s Calf Ranch: Innovative & caring »
The year 1995 marked the beginning of J Hall’s career as a custom calf raiser in Kewaunee. He started with 13 rente...
Thursday, October 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Empowering members & tackling challenges »
It is hard to believe that it’s already been four years since I began my journey with DBA. It has been an action-packed ti...
Thursday, October 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
General Election Day: Reminders »
Tuesday, Nov. 6, is an important day. Wisconsin voters will decide several statewide races, including the governor, lieute...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dairy Strong Jan. 23-24: Connect, learn and re-energize »
  Be inspired with a diverse program of events. Learn about current research and new technologies. Get updates on...
Tuesday, September 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nutrient trading: Conservation benefit »
As stewards of our natural resources, farmers hang their hats on preserving and protecting the water, soil and air. Thanks...
Tuesday, September 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The biggest mistake ag advocates make »
Last month, I saw several of my Facebook friends sharing a negative post created by an activist group that was degrading t...
Thursday, August 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bomaz Farms: Thinking ahead »
Incorporating their dairy farm in 1974 was a smart move for Bob Zwald Sr. and his wife, Mary. It allowed their sons, Bob a...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
You're invited: Member events at World Dairy Expo »
Oct. 4: Election Preview Luncheon 12:30 - 2 p.m. You’re seeing the ads and hearing the rhetoric. Nov. 6 is shaping up t...
Thursday, August 2, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Cash cows? Emphasize animal care, not money »
Dairy farming is a business. There, I said it. Despite the storyline from groups opposed to animal agriculture that...
Thursday, August 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jauquet’s Hillview Dairy: Community is key »
Dave and Stacy Jauquet started farming in 2001 in a rented facility that eventually lead them to Dave’s family farm in Lux...
Tuesday, July 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
On-farm OSHA workshops scheduled for fall »
This September, DBA is excited to once again offer regional member meetings focused on workplace safety. Making sur...
Tuesday, July 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Let your voice be heard »
By Mike North, board president The ongoing rhetoric of trade and tariffs in recent months has had significant and po...
Tuesday, July 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
What’s our sister organization up to? »
In 2010, a small group of DBA members started a new cooperative. The hope was this co-op would charge farmers less for ver...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Action needed: Push for ag labor vote »
Dairy farmers have a chance to sway lawmakers in Washington to push forward a solution to agriculture's labor needs. Howev...
Friday, July 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CAFO permit oversight: Why it makes sense »
By Dairy Business Association For years, DBA has been proposing moving the permitting process for larger farms from t...
Friday, July 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
We won’t apologize for pushing pro-dairy policies »
The powerful dairy lobby is meeting with government officials to push its pro-dairy agenda. I am paraphrasing a headl...
Friday, July 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Perfil de miembro: Ignacio Escamilla »
Ignacio (“Nacho”) Escamilla ha trabajado durante 23 años en Heller Farm Inc. en Alma Center, Wis. ¿Cuál fue su prime...
Thursday, June 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hottest ticket of the summer »
For the third year in a row, DBA and our sister organization, Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, will be hosting a series of p...
Thursday, June 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
July policy radar »
Special elections: The results were split in June’s two special elections. In the northeastern part of the state, Democra...
Thursday, June 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Summer events serve as key fundraisers »
One of the primary duties for our staff or any membership organization is to pay visits to individual members. The visits...
Thursday, June 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hickory Hill Dairy: Motivated & determined »
In the winter of 2007, Hickory Hill Dairy was built on a greenfield site in Juda in far southern Wisconsin by Hickory and...
Thursday, June 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Members’ expertise drives positive change »
One of the things I enjoy most about my job is being able to get out and meet with our members. DBA has been blessed...
Wednesday, June 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tips for handling a viral Facebook post »
Congratulations, your Facebook post went viral! Now the panic sinks in. This can be overwhelming. Below are tips on...

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