Category: Milk Producer Magazine

No farm visits? No problem with Adopt a Cow

Take a dairy farmer with kids in 4H and a kindergarten teacher looking for remote learning opportunities, and you get an exciting, new farm-based program for school kids called ‘Adopt A Cow’. Modelled after a similar program in the U. S., farmer Heather Peters and teacher Melissa Pearce were overwhelmed by the response of local dairy farmers willing to participate.

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Clean cows of Switzerland

Switzerland is as keen about its picture-perfect farming as it is about reducing agriculture-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In fact, the country is home to two large corporations who are taking a lead in GHG reduction strategies. One has developed methane-reducing diet supplements for cattle, which has been field tested in Canada, among other countries.

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Urban Cowboy

Raising awareness and promoting dialogue about current food and agriculture issues.


Headshot of Owen Roberts

Owen Roberts is a faculty member in the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications program at the University of Illinois. As an agricultural journalist, he is the past president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists and a lifetime achievement award recipient from the Canadian Farm Writers' Federation. His programs and research papers have been recognized nationally and internationally through awards from the Journal of Applied Communications, the National Agri-Marketing Association, the Association for Communications Excellence, and others.