Author: blueribbonstories

  • Grandpa’s Guernseys’: Dairy family’s roots run deep in Whatcom County

    PLOWSHARE ‘Grandpa’s Guernseys’: Dairy family’s roots run deep in Whatcom County By Sarah Sakurazawa July 29, 2014 Name: Leon Zweegman Farm: Rozelyn Farm, Lynden, Wash. Acres: 200  Herd: 150 milking cows plus 150 youngstock, about two-thirds Holstein, one-third Guernseys.  Roots: “My grandfather and the whole Zweegman family came from Nebraska in 1901 and all settled …

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  • Meet Brianna DeBruin: Cow whisperer, herdswoman and TikTok queen

    FARMING 101 Meet Brianna DeBruin: Cow whisperer, herdswoman and TikTok queen By Sarah Sakurazawa and Rowan Westwood  Jan. 12, 2023 This story was written as part of an agriculture-reporting internship with the Whatcom County Dairy Women supported by a grant from the Dairy Farmers of Washington. Her aim is to share the reality of dairy …

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  • From Pacific Northwest cows to hungry children in Eurasia: Milk powder’s path

    FARMING 101 From Pacific Northwest cows to hungry children in Eurasia: Milk powder’s path By Rowan Westwood and Sarah Sakurazawa   Mar. 9, 2023 This story was written as part of an agriculture-reporting internship with the Whatcom County Dairy Women supported by a grant from the Dairy Farmers of Washington. Riegel stands guard against the slightest …

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  • With tough cowboy boots and a soft heart for cows, 4-H’er shares critter-care tips

    FAIR SHARE With tough cowboy boots and a soft heart for cows, 4-H’er shares critter-care tips By Sarah Sakurazawa and Rowan Westwood Jan. 5, 2023 This story was written as part of an agriculture-reporting internship with the Whatcom County Dairy Women supported by a grant from the Dairy Farmers of Washington. A veteran of three …

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  • With 11 years of showing under his belt, this 4-H’er shares tips on handling Holsteins 
    With 11 years of showing under his belt, this 4-H’er shares tips on handling Holsteins 

    FAIR SHARE With 11 years of showing under his belt, this 4-H’er shares tips on handling Holsteins  By Sarah Sakurazawa and Rowan Westwood Jan. 12, 2023 This story was written as part of an agriculture-reporting internship with the Whatcom County Dairy Women supported by a grant from the Dairy Farmers of Washington. Here he offers …

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