Young Farmer: ‘CowPots Girl’ by choice

Editor’s note: The following article appears in the May 2015 edition of Dairy Herd Management.

“There are more cows in our town than people,” my mother, Theresa, explains to farm visitors any chance she gets, touting just how “rural” we are.

As a teen, this was hardly a point of pride for me. When it was time for my 8th grade science fair project, my dad, Matt, insisted my research on carbon sources include composted dairy manure. At the time, my dad was tapping into the concept of using composted manure for something a bit out of the ordinary.

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