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Ag on Instagram: The best farm photos from April 23, 2019

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We bring you some of the best farm photos on Instagram for April 23. Want to get listed in this daily feature? Be sure to hashtag your pics with #agdaily!

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Oh these two, never a dull moment in life with them over the past monthβ€”they are currently becoming just a normal extension on our family. Their quirks, screeching and begging for snacks makes for daily entertainment. 🐐 Marshmallow inhales his food quick enough so he can steal Murphy’s food since Murphy is the slowest eater on the planet (besides Charlotte), they knock each other off of their jump box, and various other hilarious behavior. I told the girls last night they should have named them Laurel and Hardy, they of course didn’t get the reference so my joke fell flat. 🀣 And last week Murphy tried to check out on us but thanks to an emergency vet call, vitamin infusions and help from others on the farm who can administer subcutaneous injections (that’s rightβ€” I learned a whole new vocabulary last week) we have nursed him back from the brink. πŸ‘ŒπŸ» Thank goodness! At one point I thought I could be overreacting but our past experience has made me hyper aware of what their normal and not so normal behavior is, sooooβ€”tragedy was adverted. πŸ™ŒπŸ» 🐐

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β€œThis is what you should do; love the Earth and the sun and the animals.”⠀ .β € -Walt Whitmanβ € .β € Happy Earth Day πŸŒŽπŸ’› Growing up on a family dairy farm it was instilled at a young age the importance of taking care of our land. Not just on Earth Day, but everyday. Our family farm is three generations strong. Three generations of practicing responsible stewardship. Three generations of lowering the environmental footprint and improving sustainability.β € .β € This pic: last week a rain storm left intense pinks and purples in the sky that were visible on the east side of my family’s farm. The colors only lasted for a few minutes and I’m so happy I was able to capture it. β € .β € .β € .β € #earthday #thisismymn #capturemn #rochester_mn #rochmn #minnesota #mnphotography #minnesotaphotographer #minnesotaexposure #themidwestival #farmphotography #westernphotography #livestockphotography #farm #livestock #familyfarm #dairyfarm #agdaily

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It seems fitting that I would be sampling water on Earth Day. Why do we sample water?! Because sampling our ground water is just one of many ways that dairy farmers are protecting their land and resources and making sure we are giving our cows the highest quality water to drink. Our land and our water are the foundation of our farm. From growing our food to feeding and watering our cows. We need to protect our land to sustain our farm. That is the ultimate definition of sustainability. On Earth Day, I am so thankful for this land that we as farmers are charged with caring for. I want to ensure our land and our farm can be passed on to the next generation of farmers. Today, Former Sec. Vilsack shared an amazing letter with @usatoday about dairy farmers and our sustainability story. Head to the link in my bio to check it out and be sure to watch my Live video (in my stories) to listen to some of my favorite parts of the article.

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