Last week, Oregon school nutrition professionals from 14 school districts joined us for a tour highlighting several agricultural producers in the Salem area. The tour was organized as part of the Oregon School Nutrition Association’s (OSNA) annual convention and provided participants with opportunities to learn about various aspects of Oregon agriculture, including specific foods such as milk, cheese, and fruitsRead more
Tag Archives: dairy farming
Farewell to 2021 and on to a new year! We recap the moments that made this year a good one because of the hard work of Oregon’s dairy farmers.Read more
Find safe and educational field trips for your family and students with these farm tours and virtual experiences!Read more
Just like you and me, dairy cows perform best when they’re comfortable, able to socialize, and adequately nourished. Taking a virtual tour of Rickreall Dairy, I learned how cow care, cow comfort and cow nutrition translate into nutritious milk.Read more
After stay-at-home orders cancelled Louie Kazemier’s plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his dairy farm with an open-house party, he decided to shift gears and help out the community instead.Read more
What does a popular pizza chain and a local dairy have in common? A lot more than just cheese. Both are part of a strong partnership that benefits farmers, franchisees and their local communities.Read more
We’ve heard the old adage, “If you ate today, thank a farmer.” But who do you picture, when you think of a farmer? In today’s age, they are far from the stereotypes you learned about through nursery rhymes.
So today, we take a moment to recognize some of the hardworking women dairy farmers in Oregon.
Photos by Joy Foster For the second year in a row, Girl Scouts from Oregon and SW Washington gathered for a day of fun and education as they earned their dairy patch. And for many of the Girl Scouts, this was the first time they had ever visited a farm or seen a cow up close. The Oregon Dairy PatchRead more
When Louie Kazemier of Rickreall Dairy is looking to make an improvement on his farm, he prefers to do so with his eyes wide open. In the world of dairy, that means checking with others in the dairy industry – others who aren’t hesitant about sharing. “I put all new stalls and stanchions in the barns,” Kazemier said recently, “andRead more
By trade, he’s a dairy farmer milking 100 cows on his organic farm in Hubbard, Oregon. But with 27 years volunteering as a firefighter, Steve Aamodt is also a humble hero. “I started volunteering because it sounded like fun, and it became a way to give back to the community,” said Steve. He is currently serving as Assistant Chief inRead more