Dairy Information: Center Focus Column

Life Lessons on the Farm

Balancing work and family life is difficult for anyone, but it can be especially challenging for those who live and work with their family. On a dairy farm, it is easy to get caught up in the pressures of the day-to-day tasks coupled with the other stresses that farming can bring and forget about the roles that matter most in our lives. Years ago, just before I became a mom, a friend of mine gave me a book and, inside its cover, she wrote, “This will be the most important job you will ever have.” She was right.