Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Hello, we are Glen and Sadie Frericks of Blue Diamond Dairy. Welcome to The Next Generation — our blog about the joys and challenges of being young dairy farmers.

We milk cows together on a small farm near Melrose, Minnesota. We have a son, Dan, who will be two years old in December, and we're expecting a baby in March. We started farming three-and-a-half years ago and bought this farm in July of 2007. We milk 50 cows and grow 200 acres of corn, alfalfa, and oats to feed our cows and heifers.

We hope you'll visit our blog from time to time. We'll be posting questions for other farmers — those just starting out like us and those with years of experience to their credit. We'll also be answering questions, as best we can, from readers, so feel free to ask.