Yogurt’s growing health benefits and the wide variety of yogurt products available to meet consumers’ tastes and nutrition goals have led to increased demand for this dairy product. Yogurt, an ancient food, is the fastest growing segment in the dairy category. According to 2012 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, per capita consumption of yogurt has increased more than 400% [...]
We are very proud of our son Jacob who recently graduated from the Agricultural Technology program at Michigan State University.
He is back home now working on our family farm. It’s nice to have his fresh ideas and progressive information to help make our farm better!
I had a nice conversation with him one recent evening. Jacob was telling me how he [...]
July tops the charts as one of my top three favorite months of the year, not only because we get to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks and festivities, the sun heats up the lake just enough to enjoy submerging my full body (as opposed to just dipping my tootsies in), and we have gatherings to celebrate the birth of many [...]
Schoooooool’s Out For Summer and you know what that means… snack time becomes that much more important! Eating healthy can be a simple and fun activity for kids and adults of all ages.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that you need to make snacks work for you and your family by choosing nutrient-rich foods; this includes foods [...]
As the end of the school year draws near, I am looking forward to my oldest three children being home all the time. (My three-year-old, although he will never admit it, is looking forward to the same, he is so bored suddenly!)
Looking back, it has been a great year. My children and their teachers have once again amazed me with [...]
June is National Dairy Month and it’s the perfect time to celebrate dairy farmers’ commitment to providing safe, wholesome products for all of us to enjoy! Read on to learn how dairy is good for you, good for your community, and good for Michigan.
National Dairy Month started in 1937 and it’s a great time to reflect on dairy foods and [...]
Since the New Year began, I can’t even count on two hands the number of times I’ve been asked about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Needless to say, there are a lot of confused consumers searching for the answer to the simple question, “Are GMOs safe for my family?”
It is easy to question the need for GMOs, especially if you [...]
Finally, spring flowers are blooming! This is definitely something to smile about. But how healthy is your smile? While some of us may think that regularly brushing and flossing our teeth is all it takes for a healthy smile, science shows that diet and overall nutrition also play a role in oral health, including risk of tooth decay (dental caries).
Spring is here, but you sure wouldn’t be able to tell by the weather. The perfect spring is the birds chirping, the daffodils are up, the sun is shining and it’s 70 degrees. But spring has certainly not been that for Michigan. Our weather has been in the 50’s with rain and strong winds. After the really hard winter we [...]
I think we all can agree that Michigan is a beautiful state! We are so fortunate to be surrounded by bodies of water and gorgeous trees. We all have a part in caring for, preserving, and protecting the planet we live on.
To help us do that here on our farm, we took part in an energy audit put on by [...]