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In the realm of higher education, there are two classifications of dairy science professionals, according to Dr. Robert T. Marshall, Arbuckle Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri: the specialist and the generalist.

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Age: 56

Location: Surrey, British Columbia

History of your dairy, in a nutshell: Nicomekl Farms Ltd. is a second-generation farm established in 1957 and now operated by David and Sandy Janssens.

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Brian and Amber Craswell had a decision to make, a huge decision. Dairy farmers for many years, their 62-cow tiestall facility had outlived its usefulness. They had no room to expand, and the facility was labour-intensive.

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Age: 40

Location: Hamilton, Ontario

Your agricultural background, in a nutshell: My grandparents, Joe and Minna Loewith, arrived in Canada in 1938 after fleeing Czechoslovakia.

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It is beautiful country where Kevin and April Werkema live and work. Located north of Woodstock near Embro, Ontario, the farm is situated on top of a hill with a stunning vista just across the road as the land dips into the picturesque Braemar Valley. This farm is home to Werkholm Holsteins, a growing operation.

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Andrew Campbell, the “Fresh Air Farmer,” is dedicated to farming, writing and social media, not necessarily in that order.

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