dairy farming

By Kerry Drager Correspondent Good fortune happens to those who aren’t afraid to take a brave step into the unknown. Having the confidence that hard work, dedication and unwavering faith in God promised Roger Lyon his success in his dairy farm near Villard. Lyon grew up on a dairy farm and knew that this was [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent It may not be a surprise to discover that the community’s water supply comes from local rivers and streams. What may be a surprise is what kinds of pollutants can be found in the very same watersheds that are used to supply tap water to entire cities of people. These water [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Although Craig Roerick left the family farm near Upsala to go to college, he is finally back living a farm life. After earning a degree in ag education and animal science-dairy from the University of Minnesota (U of M) Crookston, he held two jobs with farm-related organizations. “I wanted [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Three generations of the Deters family keep busy with their dairy between West Union and Sauk Centre. There is always something to do with 575 cows to milk. Jeff and Karen, along with eldest son Shane and his wife, Amanda, set up the farm operation as a limited liability [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Although seasoned farm wife Kathi Molitor did not grow up on a farm, she has now spent 27 years living the farm life near Elrosa. Twenty of those years, she milked alongside her husband, Al. The Molitor family’s dairy farm has been in the family since 1961. Newlyweds Al [...]

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