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Why You Should Say Yes to Yogurt

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% [...]

Coming Home

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 [...]

Summer Snacking Made Easy


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 [...]

Weekend Milk Program a Success

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 [...]

Dairy and Dental Health: Something to Smile About

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).
Protecting [...]

Waiting for Spring

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 [...]

Going Green at Brock Dairy Farm

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 [...]