| Tom Quaife has served as editor of Dairy Herd Management since 1992. During that time, the magazine has evolved from one that emphasized government policy and industry issues to one that has a strong business focus. Quaife believes in publishing articles that producers can act upon directly, particularly as it relates to the management of the dairy farm business. Quaife graduated from Iowa State University and his areas of expertise include health, milking equipment, dairy genetics, facilities, and milk quality. Prior to joining the Dairy Herd Management team, he spent four years as editor of Swine Practitioner and five...
| Chef Jim Sturm’s passion is cooking great food that anyone can relate to. His techniques build on the passion that goes into producing the raw ingredients he uses. With a Midwest background, Chef Jim uses his professional training from the Western Culinary Institute in Portland, and his Le Cordon Bleu Diplôme from the Academie d’Art Culinare de Paris to create culinary masterpieces that are relatable to anyone. He also operates a catering business and teaches cooking classes on the side.
| Emily Meredith serves as the Communications Director for the Alliance and manages all aspects of the communications strategy. She is responsible for the Issues Management Committee and coordinating effective responses to the issues of the industry.
| I am a farm wife and stay-at-home mom in central Iowa. My husband, Bart, and I have been married almost seven years, and we have two young sons. Adam is 4 and 1/2 years old and Isaac is 2 years old. While I focus my efforts on raising the boys, Bart raises turkeys – more than 100,000 annually. In my free time, I love taking on creative endeavors including (but not limited to) home renovation, digital scrapbooking, graphic design, photography, writing, crafting, blogging and repurposing old junk into new home and garden décor. I have been blogging about...
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