Robotic Milkers are the Future

The newest technology edging its way into the world of dairy farmers is robotic milkers. It’s an expensive investment, yet the farmers who invest in it are rewarded with more milk production, less infections in their herd, and more free time. Desperate for reliable labor and buoyed by soaring prices, dairy operations across the states…

Specialty Farms

Specialty farms and specialty crops are not the fruit and vegetable stands of yesterday. Specialty farming is taking off and becoming its own industry these days, and consumers couldn’t be happier. What is a specialty farm? According to the Agriculture Department, the Farm Bill defines specialty crops as “fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits,…

June Is National Dairy Month

For those of you who love milk, cheese, and yogurt, this month is for you! June is National Dairy Month! In 1937, grocer organizations sponsored “National Milk Month” as a way to distribute extra milk during the warmer months of the year. Two years later, June officially became designated as “National Dairy Month.” Nasco has…

The Future of Farming

When you wonder about the future of farming, do you picture wall-to-wall fields of grain spreading across the land to the horizon? If so, think again. The challenge of how we will feed the population of the future is a hi-tech challenge, one that farmers are meeting on a daily basis. Future farms will be…

FFA Trains Students for the Future

The National FFA Organization is the largest youth-led organization in the nation. Its mission is to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. They teach that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting – it’s a science, a business, and an art. FFA was founded by a group of young farmers…

Keep Your Calves Warm and Healthy

The chill of winter is upon us. Whether North or South, it doesn’t take much for the temperature to dip below freezing. And there’s no better way to keep your calves protected than with blankets and supplements from our Farm & Ranch catalog. Keep your valuable calves warm and toasty with Thinsulate™ insulation in double…