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April 1, 2011

Giving back with BackSnacks

YCs donate time to provide nutritional food to children in need

Inside a cool concrete warehouse, the countdown was on as the action heated up. Two tables, operating like well-oiled assembly lines, churned away as time ran thin.

“Alright guys, let’s wrap it up.”

The request fell on deaf ears as plastic...

April 1, 2011

Connecting on and off the farm

Foster Dairy has been milking cows for more than 30 years and promoting the dairy business to consumers for every one of them. So, it is no surprise that when David and his wife, Addi, partnered with David’s parents, Lynda and Gary, they already knew the...

April 1, 2011

Western Area Members of Distinction - Vander Schaaf Dairies

Three separate dairies run seamlessly as one at John and Susan Vander Schaaf’s operation in Escalon, Calif.

John, a third-generation dairy farmer, grew up helping his father on his dairy in Chino, Calif.

“My grandfather came from Holland,...

April 1, 2011

Northeast Area Members of Distinction - Heritage Hill Farm

The windy conditions at Heritage Hill Farm in Lacona, N.Y., do not bother owners Franklin, David and Levi Rudd. To them, it means energy to power their 78-cow dairy operation.

“I’ve always been fascinated by wind,” Franklin says. “I had done some...