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More than 1,500 members and guests gathered in Kansas City, Mo., for the Cooperative’s 18th Annual Meeting March 21-23. 

This year’s meeting theme – Dairy Reimagined – looks at how, from the farm to the dairy case, the possibilities are limitless for the industry. Guests were encouraged to join the Cooperative in challenging the status quo.

“By reimagining dairy, we can create opportunities for the next generation of our dairy farmer-owners, and for consumers,” said Randy...

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When Frank Wolf took over Scot-Tex Dairy in Scotland, Texas, he didn’t have much of a choice.

“When I graduated high school, I told my dad I kind of would like to get into the banking business,” he says. “He said ‘no, you need to stay on the farm.’ I never really decided against it, but I’ve enjoyed it ever since.”

His father, Robert, had already had two heart attacks and needed Frank’s help to keep the dairy going.

“I was surprised when he asked me to take over,” Frank...

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Doubling your herd size comes with considerable risk. For Edward Coble, taking risks is necessary to maintain a thriving business and make sure there’s room for the next generation.

Coble has made this bold move twice.

“We haven’t always made very good decisions,” Coble says. “We’ve stumbled on things, but you just get up the next morning and try to do better that day than you did the day before.”

Coble operates Harmony Grove Dairy Farm with his wife Lana and sons James...

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