Jul 9, 2024

Life and Work in the Pacific Northwest's Dairy Industry

Dordt University graduates working in the Pacific Northwest's dairy industry share their perspectives.

How do Dordt University graduates pursuing careers in the dairy industry use their God-given talents and abilities to be faithful stewards in the Pacific Northwest?

Some have returned to manage large-scale family farms, while others have founded small dairy operations. Some have worked in rural Washington state, urban British Columbia, or somewhere in-between. Still others have introduced new technologies like robotic milkers or have maintained generations-old practices like regenerative grazing. They have sold premium butter, milk on tap, and an up-and-coming yogurt-like cheese called skyr.

Cultivating land, caring for animals, finding new approaches: here are stories of Dordt agriculture graduates fulfilling the creational mandate to “be fruitful…and subdue the earth” (Genesis 1:28) while honoring God through lives of service, leadership, and innovation in the dairy industry.

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