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Staff Columns
Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Four things to learn from activists' playbook »
What had been a “should” when it comes to social media for the agriculture community has become a “must.” Millions of cust...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Double Dutch Dairy: Persistence is key »
In the early 1950s, Lukas Stapel immigrated from The Netherlands in a quest for a dairy farm in America. He started his ow...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DBA's Policy Radar for October »
State budget: Gov. Scott Walker signed the $76 billion budget in September. The road-funding plan borrows roughly $402 mi...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Upset with negativity? Lead by example »
I’m sure many of you get irritated at times with activists challenging essentially everything that a farmer does. Animal c...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Foxconn Schmoxconn: Don’t forget dairy »
Foxconn is coming to Wisconsin, and we are rolling out the red carpet. The state created a multi-billion-dollar tax incent...
Friday, September 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Member events provide value to you! »
The best way to get involved in a membership association is by participating in the various events it hosts for members. A...
Monday, August 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Network and engage with DBA at #WDE2017 »
World Dairy Expo is an exciting time for anyone in the dairy community. Thousands of dairy enthusiasts from around the wor...
Monday, August 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Register for Dairy Strong on Sept. 1 »
January may seem far away, but it’s already time to register for the Dairy Strong conference. Again for the 2018 event, fa...
Monday, August 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Augustian Farms: Technology matters »
Technology is advancing rapidly everywhere today, and that includes on the farm. Todd and Aaron Augustian and Todd’s w...
Monday, August 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance: Reflection on our year in sustainability »
The Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA), which celebrated its one-year anniversary last month, traces back to a...
Monday, August 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DBA's Policy Radar for September »
Budget : At the time of this newsletter, Wisconsin still did not have a state budget. After missing the deadline, negotiat...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DBA Packer Tailgate Party: Changes add to excitement »
Looking for a night out?   Bring the family and experience a Green Bay Packers game! Enjoy mixing and mingling with...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Redrock View Farms: Family & community »
The journey for Redrock View Farms in Darlington began in 1985 when the Carpenter family milked about 90 cows. Steve and...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Connect on values to build your story »
Raise your hand if you’ve seen or heard the words “share your story” in the past month? OK, you can put them down. Too...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DBA's Policy Radar for August »
Budget : The June 30 deadline to pass a new state budget has come and gone, therefore the state will be operating at fundi...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rule revision: Making solutions fair »
The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) last month released its proposed revisions for NR 151, the administrative...
Wednesday, July 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Social media tip: Live feeds »
Are you adventurous? Social media gives you the opportunity to be by experimenting with the Facebook, Instagram and Twitte...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Policy radar for July »
Regulatory review : Senate and Assembly leaders have introduced a bill to further protect farms and businesses from undue...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tipping point? Plenty of work ahead »
When DBA was formed 18 years ago, the future of dairy farming in Wisconsin looked dim. Local permitting headaches had obst...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Filling the void: DBA extends expertise »
As dairy professionals, we enjoy the freedom of being independent business owners. However, we are anything but independen...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
#Sustainability journey: Videos showcase stewardship »
By Joanna Wavrunek and Jamie Mara, public relations team They use words like legacy, stewards, care, community, pa...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Merry-Water Farms: Pride in stewardship »
Merry-Water Farms started when Thomas Ledger bought a parcel of land in 1850 in Linn Township 2 miles south of Geneva Lake...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Seizing moments to stand up for farming »
Don Meyer has never been the type of person to attend a town hall meeting. In that regard, he’s probably not unlike...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dairy Golf Classic rescheduled for Aug. 16 »
Whether rain is welcomed or unwanted depends on timing. Well, the timing was definitely off last month when heavy rains...
Monday, June 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Contact us with your VTA Problems and Calf Hutch Run-Off »
Since last spring, the DNR has been implementing rules and regulations, primarily through the CAFO permit process, forcing...
Monday, June 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DBA's Policy Radar for June »
Transportation : The recently released Assembly plan uses additional revenue created by gas price reforms to further reduc...
Monday, June 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Member Matters: Policy Picnics »
Last year, DBA joined forces with the Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative to host Policy Picnics around the state....
Monday, June 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DBA welcomes new team member »
DBA is proud to welcome Aaron Stauffacher as the associate director of government affairs. Aaron interned with the DBA sin...
Monday, June 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fetzer Farms: adapting, improving »
Adapting is something the Fetzers do very well. The dairy farming family takes pride in improvements over the years t...
Monday, June 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Improvement journey: Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance »
In agriculture, “continuous improvement” is a simple concept — and certainly nothing new to today’s farmers. Simply put, y...
Monday, June 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Being heard requires right message and mode »
Being heard is more important than ever, but also seems more difficult in today’s world. There are many avenues out there:...
Monday, June 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
High-cap wells: Battle that chose us »
The passage of legislation to protect existing investments in high-capacity wells marks a turning point in the years-long...
Thursday, June 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Be social during #JuneDairyMonth »
#JuneDairyMonth is the perfect time to share the positive story of the dairy community on social media. We understand that...
Friday, May 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Growing influence: Latino culture »
By MaryBeth Matzek for DBA Dairy farmers, processors and food companies looking for a ripe market would be wise to...
Thursday, April 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Social media tip: How to grow your social media audience »
“Slow and steady wins the race” is an expression to follow when trying to gain followers on social media pages. I understa...

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