Don Schindler

Executive Reputation Coach & Digital Marketer

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What are the websites for the dairy checkoff?

This is where you can find links to the national and UDIA dairy checkoff websites.

National Dairy Checkoff
Dairy Management Inc. – Undeniably Dairy

Local Dairy Checkoffs

Dairy Farmers on YouTube in 2020

Here are dairy farmer YouTube channels in 2020. If you are a dairy farmer or help dairy farmers and have your own YouTube channel, please email me at and I’ll get you on the YouTube list.

Dairy Farmers on Podcasts in 2020

Here are podcasts that dairy farmers have been on over the past few months and years. If you have been on a podcast or have a podcast, please email me at and I’ll get you on the podcast list.

Thanks, @dairycarrie, for the cow pic.

2020 Dairy Farmer Podcasts

  • Sep 26, 2020: Unconquer – Jenni Tilton-Flood Listen now
  • Sep 17, 2020: Dairy Voice – Steve Maddox Listen now
  • Sep 15, 2020: Progressive Dairy – Jim Ostrom Listen now
  • Jun 27, 2020: Farming America – Derrick Josi Listen now
  • May 25, 2020: Real Food, Real People – Krista Stauffer Listen now
  • May 5, 2020: The Vance Crowe Podcast – Dwayne Faber Listen now
  • Apr 20, 2020: Human Performance Outliers – Derrick Josi Listen now
  • Apr 13, 2020: Real Food, Real People – Larry Stap Listen now
  • Apr 13, 2020: Cutting the Curd – Amanda Freud Listen now
  • Apr 9, 2020: The Millennial Ag Podcast Listen now
  • Mar 24, 2020: The Vance Crowe Podcast: Dwayne Faber Listen now
  • Mar 18, 2020: Field Work: New Mexico Milkmaid Listen now
  • Mar 5, 2020: Food Bullying Network – How now, brown cow with Derrick Josi Listen now
  • Feb 25, 2020: Over A Beer – Joaquin Phoenix With Dairy Carrie Listen now
  • Feb 24, 2020: Michigan Grown, Michigan Great with Jolene Griffin Listen now
  • Feb 11, 2020 Over A Beer – Ryan’s Running Intervention with Dairy Carrie Listen now
  • Feb 4, 2020: Over A Beer Podcast – Alternative Proteins With Dairy Carrie Listen now
  • Feb 3, 2020: Real Food, Real People – Jessica Newhouse Listen now
  • Jan 21, 2020: Over A Beer Podcast – Thank A Farmer With Dairy Carrie Listen now
  • Jan 21, 2020: Shark Farmer – Carie Murman Listen now
  • Feb 17, 2020: HPJ Talk: Interview with Dairy Carrie on Dairy Farmers and Her Viral Blog Post ‘Dear Jaoquin’ Listen now
  • Jan 14, 2020: Over A Beer – The First Round with Dairy Carrie Listen now
  • Jan 7, 2020: Farm Traveler – Getting Fit for the New Year with Emily Shaw Listen Now

2019 Dairy Farmer Podcasts

  • Dec 30, 2019: Real Food, Real People – Erica DeWaard Listen now
  • Dec 17, 2019: Farm Traveler – Food Bullying and How to Avoid Buying B.S. with Michele Payn Listen Now
  • Dec 1, 2019: Shark Farmer – New Mexico Milkmaid Listen now
  • Oct 8, 2019: Farm Traveler – Dairy farming, Tillamook, and fighting internet trolls with Derrick Josi Listen now
  • Aug 20, 2019 – Shark Farmer – Brenda Rudolph Listen now
  • Jun 17, 2019: The Commute Podcast with Derrick Josi Listen now
  • May 22, 2019: Farm Traveler – Dairy farming, “Ask a farmer not Google”, and the state of the industry with Katie Dotterer-Pyle Listen now
  • May 21, 2019: Shark Farmer – Coley Jones Listen now
  • May 7, 2019: Shark Farmer – Amanda Freund Listen now
  • Apr 22, 2019: What The Farm – Michelle Payne Listen now
  • Apr 2, 2019: Farm Traveler – Dairy farming, cheese production and robot milkers with Sweetwater Valley Farms Listen now
  • Mar 6, 2019: Shark Farmer with Camry Martin and Kenneth Gill Listen now
  • Jan 2019: Save Family Farming: “The Farmer’s Wifee” Krista Stauffer talks about becoming a farmer and advocate Listen now

2018 Dairy Farmer Podcasts

  • Sep 6, 2018: Shark Farmer – Derrick Josi Listen now
  • Jun 8, 2018: The First Years with Krista Stauffer Listen now
  • 2018: Building a Legacy To Pass Down with Krista Stauffer Listen now

How hard is it to lose 40 pounds? Pretty tough but if I can do it, you can too.

When I started this contest challenge in late Oct, I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into. But the results have been pretty amazing. I never thought I would be down to 182 and I laughed when my wife said I would be under 185. I didn’t think it was possible.

What did I do to lose the weight?

I track everything I eat. Now I know that just seems awful to do but I use MyFitnessPal (paid version) to make it as easy as possible. I know how many grams of protein, carbs and fat I need with every meal and I budget accordingly.

Am I hungry? Yes, but not much more than I was before.

I consider myself more like my car getting the right fuel vs. stopping at every gas station I came across. That was how I used to eat because I snacked all day long. You just don’t know what you are putting into your body if you aren’t tracking it. And now I’m used it, it’s not that big of a deal. Or at least, I tell myself that.

I drink a lot of water – and I hate water. So I add a lot of packets of BCAA. My favorite right now is the Xtend Glacial Grape. It helps curb my appetite and keeps me from going crazy with just plain water.

I do cardio daily around 50 minutes. I mix it up with HIIT and LIIT bike rides on our Peloton. I was not a fan of getting the bike but it’s been a lifesaver for my cardio. It helps me to push myself and the amount of feedback from your output is pretty amazing. Of course, I track everything with my watch but you can’t beat the Peloton for getting you in the mood and push you through to the finish. My favorite instructors are Jess King and Ally Love. Highly recommend them both.

Of course, I still hit the gym about five days a week. Legs, Chest & Triceps, Back & Biceps, Shoulders, Light Legs, Arms. I’m always mixing that up and doing more reps than I’m used to (hovering in the 10-15 range with five major muscle moves per group).

The contest is in May so I’m less than 100 days out. Who knows where it is going to take me but I can’t see myself going back to the weight. I’ll definitely indulge when this is over. Here’s the main thing. I never thought I would make it this far and I have. That tells me that you can, too. It’s never too late to start making changes to yourself.

Dairy Farmers on Facebook in 2020

Maryland Dairy Farmer Katie Dotterer-Pyle from Cow Comfort Inn Dairy

Here’s my list of dairy farmers using Facebook to communicate and engage with consumers. It’s not complete and if you want your farm Facebook page on the list, just send me an email at or leave a comment at the bottom of the list.

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