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Thursday, February 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Double duty: Bringing 2 perspectives to board »
Hello, everyone. As a new corporate member to the DBA board, I want you to know that I am both honored and humbled t...
Thursday, February 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Vote on Feb. 20: Be a voice for farmers »
It seems early to say this, but it’s election season. Across the state, residents have the opportunity to vote in the s...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Brickstead Dairy's #sustainability journey »
  At Brickstead Dairy in Greenleaf, Wis., the focus is on tomorrow as much as it is on today. Gene Brick and his s...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Soaring Eagle Dairy's #sustainability journey »
  Wisconsin dairy farmer Julie Maurer is continuously thinking about the future of Soaring Eagle Dairy. Her focus...
Thursday, February 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Crave Brothers Farm #sustainability journey »
Crave Brothers Farm shares its sustainability journey and how the efforts impact the family, farm and community. Tom Crave...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Strong partnerships key to DBA success »
Strong partnerships are the lifeblood of any organization. In DBA’s case, some of our partnerships help generate revenue t...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to maximize your Instagram profile »
Instagram can bring a lot of value to your farm or company — if you know how to take advantage of it. Instagram was...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DenMar Acres: Change & growth »
Dennis Zirbel and his wife, Mary, started DenMar Acres in 1997 in Greenleaf with 150 cows. Their sons, Jeremy, Jeff and Je...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ag Day at the Capitol: Learning, speaking up »
Who says nothing ever gets done at the Capitol? That was definitely not the case on Jan. 24 in Madison. About 400 peo...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Policy radar for February »
Permitting shift to DATCP: In his rural agenda, Gov. Scott Walker announced the intention to work with the Legislature to...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mark your calendars: Important dates for 2018 »
Mark your calendars: Important dates for 2018! January: 24 »  Dairy Debrief & Drinks after Ag Day at t...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reaching customers: Mailing service benefit »
Do you want to promote your company, advertise a new product or service, invite farmers to visit you at conferences or tra...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Feltz Family Farms: Food, family & fun »
Feltz Family Farms is a fifth-generation dairy farm in Stevens Point owned and operated by Ken and Jackie Feltz, along wi...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Winter's here: Now what? »
By MaryBeth Matzek, for DBA Once the cold sets in, and the crops are tucked away, the pace on dairy farms slows. Thi...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Unified and Strategic: 2018 will be even better »
Greetings! As we put 2017 in the rear-view mirror, we can take pride in what DBA has accomplished during the past ye...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Social media tip: What goals to set? »
It is time to set your New Year’s resolutions and I advise you to set goals with your farm social media accounts. T...
Thursday, December 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Get involved in public office, advocacy »
Outside of interacting with legislators, I spend a lot of my time working with staff at the state Department of Natural Re...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Grotegut Dairy Farm #sustainability journey »
Wisconsin dairy farmer Eric Grotegut explains how freestall barns are built to keep cows comfortable. Many dairy farmers h...
Friday, December 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Concurrent Tracks at the Dairy Strong conference »
Concurrent Tracks at Dairy Strong Wednesday, Jan. 17, 10 am – 12 pm How it works You should be able to...
Friday, December 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Get your employees engaged in DBA »
Does everyone in your company or farm know you are a member and supporter of DBA? Farms and businesses find the most value...
Friday, December 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Giving thanks: Farmers reach out »
Showing gratitude. That’s the message dairy farmers are trying to send to their landlords, vendors and employees by giving...
Friday, December 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Diederich Farm: Moving forward »
Raymond (left) and Daniel Diederich Diederich Farm was originally started by John Roels in 1914. He sold the farm t...
Friday, December 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Policy Radar for December »
Permitting shift to DATCP: As part of his rural agenda, Gov. Scott Walker announced his intent to seek a transfer of the...
Friday, December 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Policy progress: We made impact in ’17 »
The end of the year is naturally a time to take stock. So, I decided to pick our top three policy accomplishments. I strug...
Thursday, November 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Millennial to millennial: Understanding GMOs is like a doctor’s visit »
I don’t blame you for having questions about modern farming practices and how your food is being grown. People are further...
Thursday, November 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mistaken identity sparks social media backlash »
Confusion. Then anger. Followed by hurt. Sandy Larson’s emotions ran the gamut last month when a video surfaced showin...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
#GivingTuesday to support the dairy community »
Our successes have been made possible through your membership to the Dairy Business Association. We work to guarantee Wisc...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Happy Thanksgiving! »
On behalf of the Dairy Business Association Board of Directors and staff, we would like to extend our warm and heartfelt T...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Best deal on #BlackFriday: MILK! »
Get the best deal on #BlackFriday by drinking a glass of milk! http://bit.ly/2mRquZ8  
Thursday, November 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Member events draw us together »
DBA has established a renewed focus on strengthening the relationships between the group’s leaders and members and from me...
Thursday, November 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Heller Farm: Work hard, play hard »
The Heller family has a unique dynamic that incorporates dairy farming and barefoot water skiing! Blake and Janell and...
Thursday, November 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Get on track at Dairy Strong »
Conferences and meetings are a great way to network and catch up with friends, but ultimately there must be something that...
Wednesday, November 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Nominations for 2018 DBA Board of Directors »
Dear DBA Member: I'm pleased to announce the DBA Nominating Committee is seeking DBA members qualified and interested i...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Member Matters: Policy webinars »
DBA is excited to kick off a new policy webinar series to help inform our members. The webinars will occur monthly and fea...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dairy Strong: Free registration for farmers until Nov. 1! »
The dairy community is creative and innovative. Dairy Strong brings farmers and industry professionals from diverse manage...

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