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Hurdles from a first generation dairy farmer

In 2004 I knew very, VERY, little about agriculture and as if it were possible I knew even less about being a dairy farmer. However I AM a deep well of motivation for other people and so that did not matter. When the guy I had fallen in love with said he wanted to start his own dairy farm I jumped in with both feet, determined to make this life ours. Things I didn’t do: talk to other farmers, read any agriculture magazines, or Google anything involving cattle. My answer to every stage of our business plan was “yes, we…

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