It seems as though winter is finally over and spring has arrived to Washington State. There is a lot to do as we transition to springtime, but nonetheless it is an exciting season for all Washington dairy farmers.
Tagged: Dairy Practices
Because Washington’s dairy farms use water for livestock, crops and other on-the-farm needs, they accept a special responsibility to protect all water resources. Though there are challenges in minimizing agriculture's impact on the environment, dairy farmers utilize extensive planning, best management practices and emerging technologies to both limit their use of water and ensure that surface and ground waters are protected for years to come.
There are many innovations to be found on Washington's dairy farms. Reducing carbon through effective management practices and ground-breaking new techniques helps improve the environment and leave a better world for future generations.
Natural resources are not infinite, and no one knows that better than Washington’s dairy farmers. Dairy farmers take great care to make sure they conserve and reuse resources as much as possible.
Whether the act of naming a cow is causal or correlated probably requires more research; but the idea provides some insight into the practices Washington dairy farmers employ every day to keep their cows contented.
If you ever thought “working the land” as a dairy farmer would be a bucolic and relaxing experience, think again! Being a successful dairy farmer requires knowledge of advanced agricultural technology, educational preparation and business savvy.