Dairy Girls in the News

Here we showcase #dairygirls in the news!

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dgn page dividerAn article highlighting a talk given by DGN President and Founder, Laura Daniels, at the recent Women in Ag conference in Ohio, Laura discusses her background and also how important and resilient dairywomen are to the industry (courtesy of Sentinel-Tribune):

Women in Ag conference draws FFA students to senior farm women

http://www.sent-trib.com/community/farm/women-in-ag-conference-draws-ffa-students-to-senior-farm/article_a29d3739-30d0-53f6-b696-cf39f0f3066e.html

dgn page dividerA piece highlighting Syndey Endres, and active Dairy Girl Network member and the co-chair of our Empower event at World Dairy Expo, as she embarks in the journey to become the next Wisconsin Alice in Dairyland (courtesy of Lodi Enterprise):

Lodi Woman Alice in Dairyland Finalist

http://www.hngnews.com/lodi_enterprise/news/article_20c976be-b298-5a3e-bc2e-c6b6df324771.html

dgn page dividerA great article describing the changing climate of gender stereotypes within the dairy industry, with great insight from a few great MI dairywomen (courtesy of MiBiz):

Farming’s female future? West Michigan women buck stereotypes with ag industry careers

https://mibiz.com/item/25625-farming-s-female-future-west-michigan-women-buck-stereotypes-with-ag-industry-careers

dgn page dividerA short article highlighting changes to the farm bill, as well as DGN, our events in Michigan and fellow dairy-woman and Connect chairwoman Kristi Keilen (courtesy of The Farmer’s Exchange):

Congress OKs New Safety Net for Dairy

http://www.farmers-exchange.net/detailPage.aspx?articleID=17468

dgn page dividerA video from a Wisconsin news station demonstrating the hardships the dairy industry is going through right now, but showing faith in a rise in milk prices. Features DGN Board of Director and blogger Carrie Mess (courtesy of WKOW):

Digging Deeper: Wisconsin dairy farmers struggle with low milk prices, tight labor

http://www.wkow.com/story/37407968/2018/02/01/digging-deeper-is-wisconsin-still-americas-dairyland

dgn page dividerAn article highlighting DGN and all of our programming with sprecial highlights from PA DGN staff member Renee Norman-Kenny and Board of Directors member Tami Smith (courtesy of Lancaster Farming):

Forward TogetHER

Dairy Girl Network Is Creating Connections

http://www.lancasterfarming.com/farm_life/family/forward-together/article_bb5db4c0-d13e-11e7-9300-fbd730c9f286.html

dgn page dividerA great blog post about fellow dairywoman Leaine Souza and her achievements and life working with Land O’ Lakes in California (courtesy of Land O’ Lakes blog):

California (dairy) girl

An undaunted talent defying boundaries in the ag industry, from quality roles to leadership positions

https://www.landolakesinc.com/Blog/October-2017/california-dairy-girl-ag-career?__prclt=KZuMITcU

dgn page dividerCheck out an awesome story on staff member Renee Norman-Kenny and how her family was awarded the 2017 Young Jersey Breeder’s Award (courtesy of Farm and Dairy):

The Jersey life

Lawrence County, Pa., dairy farmers win Young Jersey Breeders of the Year

https://www.farmanddairy.com/news/the-jersey-life/452631.html 

dgn page dividerA great story highlighting #dairygirl Melissa Greenbacker-Dziurgot, her farm and her everyday life of managing her family’s dairy farm (courtesy of the New Haven Register):

Connecticut farming family has been working land since the 1720s

Greenbackers, whose original land was deeded to them by King George of Great Britain, have raised dairy cows since 1720s

http://www.nhregister.com/connecticut/article/Connecticut-farming-family-has-been-working-land-11310375.php

dgn page dividerA US News article touching on the Grassland milk market and featuring DGN board of directors member Carrie Mess (courtesy of  US News): 

Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Face Spoiling Market, Tight Deadline

A handful of Wisconsin dairy farmers whose Canada market evaporated in a trade dispute were weighing offers from new buyers on Tuesday, but others were running out of time before an expiring contract risked putting them out of business.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/wisconsin/articles/2017-04-25/trump-walker-discuss-wisconsin-dairy-dispute

dgn page dividerSpotlight article featuring comments from Donald Trump and other Wisconsin government officials focusing on Canadian trade and the Grassland crisis, as well as comments from Laura Daniels (courtesy of The Wisconsin Journal): 

Donald Trump says he’ll work to solve trade dispute with Canada impacting state dairy farmers

Speaking in Kenosha on Tuesday, President Donald Trump pledged to stand up for dairy farmers in Wisconsin and other states, saying he will work to solve a trade dispute with Canada that has left some farmers without a buyer for their milk.

http://host.madison.com/wsj/business/donald-trump-says-he-ll-work-to-solve-trade-dispute/article_77af35b5-0812-5820-a7ac-0131ac7de633.html

dgn page dividerLocal station covers Grassland crisis and also interviews fellow affected #dairygirls, including DGN staff member Andrea Brossard (courtesy of WKOW): 

Grassland Dairy cuts down on dozens of farmers supply of milk

http://www.wkow.com/story/35070910/2017/04/Tuesday/grassland-dairy-cuts-down-on-dozens-of-farmers-supply-of-milk