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The topic of animal care has become an increasingly prominent issue for DFA customers, largely a result of increased interest from consumers on where their food comes from and how it’s produced.

This afternoon, a panel including Dan Senestraro, vice chairman and Southwest Area Council chairman; Emily Meredith, vice president of animal care for National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF); Mike Brown, director of dairy supply chain, The Kroger Co.; and Tim McIntyre, vice president...

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We asked neighbors from Cogan Station, Pa., Doug Kinley and Bruce Bartley, both dairy farmers of 30 years: What has it taken you 30 years to learn?

Their response:

"We're always learning something new. You have to pick up on things. You have to learn to tweak things."

Our 18th Annual Leadership Conference kicked off this morning with pre-conference workshops. Nutrient Management, On-Farm Labor and DFA Risk Management workshops provided environments for farmer-owners to hear from fellow members, staff and industry experts and ask questions to diversify their knowledge base.

Nutrient Management
During this workshop, a panel consisting of Steve Rowe, chief executive officer, Newtrient; DFA Board member Travis Fogler, Stonyvale Farm; DFA...

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