Category: Life on the Farm

 

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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The Importance of Communicating: Getting to Know the Farm Babe

December 20, 2019

One of my favorite things to do is to talk with people who aren’t connected to farms about where food comes from and how farmers care for their animals. Along the way, I have met many others who share this passion. I enjoy hearing their insights and have learned many things about different aspects of agriculture and the food system.  Michelle Miller – also known as The Farm Babe – brings a unique perspective and voice to describe agriculture. Once a skeptic of today’s…


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A Tribute to Farm Super Moms

May 11, 2019

Anyone with kids knows Captain Marvel is the latest female superhero to wow audiences. Honestly, I don’t think she holds a candle to a group of real women who demonstrates their super strength every day. Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the incredible commitment of farm moms.   Don’t misunderstand: I’m not minimizing the demands of working in any profession…


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