Hi! I'm Kimmi. I grew up on my family's farm an hour from Seattle where we now raise beef cows and make hay. Grandpa was a dairy farmer for a majority of his life and we grew up showing dairy cattle in 4-H shows across the state. My brother runs the farm these days and also does a lot of custom farming work for others in our community (mostly hay and corn silage). I love the dairy cows and enjoy spending weekends on my friends' dairies milking cows, feeding calves and helping out.
After graduating from Washington State University (Go Cougs!) with degrees in dairy production management and agricultural communications, I moved to Indiana for a job in the dairy industry. I've had a few different jobs over the years, but all have involved working with farmers on various things ranging from milk quality to public relations.
Aside from dairy cows, my passion is connecting with consumers about modern agriculture. I started this blog in 2012 because I was tired of seeing all of the misinformation out there about agriculture and wanted to join the conversation. There's so much involved in agriculture and I don't know everything, but I hope you enjoy following along on my adventures and our family farm.
If you are on Facebook, follow along on my adventures! There's never a dull moment.
All views expressed on this blog are mine and mine only unless otherwise stated.
Here are some of my favorite posts!
Blizzard 2014: Why don't farms close for the day? Here's why they can't...
Correcting dairy misconceptions at 30,000 feet
Cow sanctuaries? Surviving in the wild? Dairy farming as told by PETA activists
Cows eat their fruits and vegetables too!
Dear college dairy student
Farming with Grandpa
Seven reasons animal care matters to dairy farmers
'Undercover Boss' goes to a dairy farm!
You might be dating a farmer if...
I love posts comparing dairy farming to random, unrelated things. If you do too, you'll love these...
Miss America vs. Dairy Farming
Dollywood vs. Dairy Farming
Indy 500 vs. Dairy Farming
Super Bowl vs. Dairy Farming
Valentines Day: You might be dating a farmer if...
Ag Day: 'Ag Day is not a petting zoo'...Celebrate National Ag Day...Revitalizing New Year's Resolutions for Spring
Earth Day: Every day is Earth Day for farmers
Mother's Day: Happy Mother's Day to my favorite ladies!
Indy 500: Why does the winning driver drink milk?... Cows at the Speedway... Milk takes center stage at the Indy 500...Indy 500 vs. Dairy Farming
June Dairy Month: How are you celebrating June Dairy Month?
Father's Day: A Father's Day surprise
Ice Cream Month: Hello ice cream month!!
Grandparents Day: Grandparents are special people...Happy 91st birthday to Grandpa!...Every day is Grandparents' Day
Yoga Month: Standing on my head
4-H Week: It's National 4-H Week!
Halloween: Halloween 20 years ago
Daylight Savings Time: How does Daylight Savings Time affect farmers?... Dairy FAQ: What do dairy cows think about Daylight Savings Time?
Stress Awareness Day: How do you celebrate Stress Awareness Day?
Thanksgiving: What I'm most thankful for...What are you thankful for?
Holidays: How to maintain a healthy lifestyle during the holiday season...What are holidays like on a dairy farm?
Christmas: Merry Christmas!... Christmas on the Farm...Christmas traditions...A White Christmas?
New Years: Celebrate New Year's Eve...with cheese?; How to keep your New Year's resolutions