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Many farms inquire if there is an easy how-to book or checklist that will guarantee a successful family farm transition. The answer is: no. How about an easy way you can sit down in an afternoon and complete your transition plan?

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Managing milk quality with robots is a lot like taking care of your vehicle. If your check engine light comes on and you ignore it, the problem won’t fix itself, and it may become a bigger issue over time.

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When a dairy farm’s objective is to maximize milk production in the bulk tank, the calculation is simple: multiply average production by the number of cows in milk. With robotic milking systems, however, the robots operate continuously.

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There is a well-known disconnect between city dwellers and farmers in our modern age. Many, if not most people no longer have roots in a farming community and therefore have little or no knowledge of modern farming practices.

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Think back to your first job: Were you scared to ask questions because you didn’t want your boss to think you were not able to do your job properly? Did you feel like you would rather “just figure it out” than risk looking like you didn’t know what you were doing?

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A heat wave is looming. Drought on the prairies is keeping people awake at night. Farmers are trying to cope with their brains on overload.

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