Category: Life on the Farm

 

Cancelled Fairs – Missed Conversations

August 28, 2020

It’s not just corn dogs and carousels that are missed when fairs cancel. Important conversations between farmers and consumers about animals and food are, too. Learn more about deep discussions in the livestock barn.

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The Difference a Dad Makes

June 17, 2020

As we celebrate the dads in our lives this Father’s Day, Tara Vander Dussen, aka the New Mexico Milk Maid, shares her enthusiasm for life on a dairy farm, her family and a father who leads the way. 


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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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