By now you have probably heard (even if you can’t believe it) that 7 % of American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from… brown cows.
Take a moment to think where your food comes from – the very root of where it began!
In a generation focused on the fast-paced hustle and bustle that our culture seems to thrive on, many of us forget where the food on the very plate in front of us comes from.
In honor of National Agriculture Day I would like to take a moment to thank something we all get the privilege to be a part of – farming.
You might be thinking, “Well, I live in an apartment building in the middle of a city… I’m not a part of agriculture!”
Welcome to our blog series, Dairying: Through a Woman’s Eyes. This series will highlight women who are actively owning and operating dairy farms around our great state of Washington. These women play pivitol roles in day to day farming operations; shattering the old stigma of dairy farming.
When I think back to my first memories, one thing comes to mind – cows. While most young girls were playing with dolls or pretending to be a princess, I spent hours pretending to be a dairy farmer with my little sister. At age 3, I began a quest to master the art of drawing… cows of course, and continually filled my parents’ days with nonstop conversation about everything cow!
October might just be the coziest month of the year. It’s finally boot and scarf season, leaves are falling, crockpot recipes and Halloween costumes fill your Pinterest feed, and pumpkin has made its way into EVERYTHING. Yes, October is a very good month. Thank goodness October has five weekends because we have some serious fall business to attend to.
Robots. They rove the red sands of Mars and threaten to take over the world in science fiction movies. But in Oakville, Washington, robots are doing something much different. Just 90 miles south of Seattle, the robots on the Austin family's dairy farm are making life a whole lot better for cows and for the farmers.