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A visual insight to my dairy farm.

Although it is a few months old here is an awesome video of my dairy farm that was created by Brett Marty and Launch Squad for Evernote ( a great notetaking, web clipping & more program) . I keep thinking I will take occasional videos around the farm to post and every time I am reminded of this one and it is just so good I feel I cannot compete with it.

About raylindairy

Ray is a partner with his parents in Ray-Lin Dairy in Denair, Ca. The operation milks 475 cows and double crops corn & winter forage on 130 of the 240 acres with about 90 acres of pasture. The family also has 1200 ac operation in Klamath Falls OR that raises alfalfa hay, wheat hay, and oat hay. Ray is currently secretary of the Agchat Foundation an entity he helped found whose mission is to empower farmer to use social media. He is currently a on the board of directors of CA Dairy Campaign, Dairy CARES, and is the 2nd Vice-President of Stanislaus County Farm Bureau. He is also a member of the National Dairy Board. In addition to his involvement in agricultural organizations’ he is the Chairperson of the Governance Committee at a newly formed charter school his daughter attends, and serves as a director for the East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District. Ray and his wife Erica live on the dairy with their two children.


8 thoughts on “A visual insight to my dairy farm.

  1. Ray, what a great explanation of how things work on the dairy. Great job…love it:)

    Posted by The Wife of a Dairyman | July 5, 2010, 10:23 AM
  2. Wonderful blog and great video!

    Posted by Dun Dreamin Ranch | July 5, 2010, 1:00 PM
  3. Ray, I’m glad to discover your farm operation via the recent article in the Fresno Bee. This documentary of how you use Evernote in your daily workflow is a great example of “Personal Knowledge Management (PKM)”, which my friend and workplace learning consultant Harold Jarche has elegantly described and depicted on his site:

    It doesn’t take a great leap of imagination to see how Harold’s “Seek, Sense & Share” model of PKM can (and should) be applied by individuals who work in local/regional/national communities of farmers. I believe technology-enabled learning and collaboration on the supply-side of our food system offers great promise for enhancing efficiencies and sustainability best practices in production.

    Your thoughts?

    Posted by Jim Javenkoski | July 7, 2010, 9:07 AM
  4. Yes, it’s a nice professional video, however the beauty of YouTube, the thing people really love, is it’s raw honesty. Please get a simple to use Flip camera, something that takes minimal effort to post online videos, and DO share some clips of your farm from time to time. Video is such a great medium for teaching people about where their food comes from. Don’t compare yourself to a pro videographer. They don’t have your perspective on the topic you are discussing. While your videos might not be as pretty, they will be compelling because they will be genuine.

    Posted by Bill Genereux | July 7, 2010, 10:26 AM
    • Thanks for your words. I was not comparing the quality as much as the quantity I just think the video covers the majority of the bases when it comes to a quick overview of my farm.

      Posted by raylindairy | July 9, 2010, 7:19 AM

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