Excellent article Kathleen about livestock and farming. So many people do not know about where there food comes from and how much work goes into the initial production of the food they pick off the shelves in the grocery stores. Our society in general are very ill informed or have no information at all about one of the basics of life, food. We also live on a farm in eastern Kansas, have no livestock now, but produce wheat, corn and soybeans. We also have a seed business and not only produce, but clean and bag seed for the American farmer so people can eat plus enjoy many other things in life coming from grains and livestock. Keep up the good work of informing the public about dairying. Loved your pictures as it reminded me of growing up at home and milking cows.
Your farm sounds neat. We are strictly grass here, with oats used as a cover crop. Short seasons and wet ground keep us away from all of your crops. I think the variety of farms in the US is quite incredible - and I guess I'm trying to educate those who no longer have farm ties just how lucky they are to have this variety.