Dairy Girls in the News

Here we showcase #dairygirls in the news!

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A fantastic video highlighting Marilyn Hershey, fellow #dairygirl, for International Day of Rural Women (courtesy of Corteva):

This is my story- United States: Episode 1


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Article and video highlighting DGN Board of Director Michelle Schilter’s family farm and how they plan to continue moving forward and having their eldest son become involved (courtesy of Q13 Fox):

Dairy industry struggling in Washington, but proud legacy drives Chehalis family farm


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An amazing music video featuring Dairy Girl Network members to the tune of Old MacDonald, beautifully rewritten to highlight women in ag (courtesy of Land O’ Lakes blog):

The most famous song about farming just got rewritten. Here’s why.

Land O’ Lakes teamed up with singer Maggie Rose and songwriter Liz Rose to spotlight women in agriculture.


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Video post and short article detailing the hardships dairy farmers are going through, as told through a fellow dairywoman. This heartfelt vlog will pull at your emotions but also show you that you are never alone (courtesy of Hoard’s Dairyman):

Dear struggling farmer

I see you; I hear you; I feel you.


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Short news video covering the 2018 Wisconsin Growing TogetHER Field Day held in Luxemburg. Hear from Laura Daniels, Carrie Mess and other dairywomen at the event on why this program is so important (courtesy of WFRV):

Dairy Girl Network Wisconsin Growing TogetHER Field Day


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A piece discussing the potential rise of interest rates on agriculture bank loans and comments from federal programs, as well as an interview with dairywoman Laura Daniels (courtesy of St. Louis Post-Dispatch):

The latest blow to struggling family farms: rising interest rates


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An article written by fellow PA dairywoman Jessica Peters about how important it is for companies to invest in farmers to tell their stories (courtesy of Hoard’s Dairyman):

Thanks for the SWAG, but we need more

Invest in us, and we’ll tell our story.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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