Category: Environmental Stewardship

 

Dr. Dorman Asks: The New Mexico Milkmaid

March 16, 2020

Tara Vander Dussen, the New Mexico Milkmaid, is “udderly in love with dairy.” I was fortunate to meet Tara and witness her passion first–hand during a recent visit to her family farm, Rajen Dairy, in Eastern New Mexico.    Tara is a fifth–generation Dutch dairy farmer who left the farm after high school to earn an environmental science degree from the University of Arizona. It wasn’t her plan to come back, but after marrying her husband Daniel, Tara returned to dairy. Now she works alongside Daniel, his parents…


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Talk is Cheap: These Farmers Ain’t Just Talkin’

June 11, 2019

How can a dairy farm generate enough energy to power 3,000 homes? Imagine a farmer reducing nitrogen emissions by 90 percent, and another diverting 2,000 pounds of food otherwise destined for landfills. More about these real-life dairy sustainability stories in my latest blog.


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Talk About Tree Huggers!

April 22, 2019

Farmers are on a mission to consume fewer natural resources and I bet you’ll be impressed by the numbers. Learn about a 65 percent reduction in the carbon footprint of one of America’s favorite beverages in my latest blog.


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