Jim Dickrell was named editor of Dairy Today in 1989 and associate publisher in 2007, and is based in Monticello, MN, northwest of Minneapolis. He has 30 years of publication experience, and also operated his family’s Wisconsin family dairy farm for three years following graduation from the University of Wisconsin—River Falls. He holds a Masters Degree from Hamline University, St. Paul, MN. In addition to traveling extensively within the United States covering the dairy industry, he has visited Europe, Canada and Mexico on numerous assignments for Dairy Today.
Dickrell is a past president of the National Mastitis Council, a 2,000-member research and education organization dedicated to improving milk quality around the world. He is also a past president of the American Agricultural Editors Association, an AAEA Master Writer, and winner of dozens of writing awards. He is a recipient of Mid-America Dairymen’s Salute Award for excellence in agricultural communications and Farm Journal’s Wilmer Atkinson Award.
He is actively involved in his local Lions Club and Catholic Church. He is also an avid cyclist and runner, logging some 1,200 miles annually, and is a rabid, Green Packer fan and owner.
He and his wife, Mary, have one daughter.
Jim Dickrell's News
- Land O’Lakes gets creative in funding California digesters
- Denitrifying bioreactors, otherwise known as bark beds, are effective
- Samples of baleage, commercial hay, dairy hay, grass hay and haylage d
- Dairy farmers will now be able to protect their milk price on a quarte
- Wisconsin has lost 382 dairy farms already this year--99 more than the
- HP Hood is recalling 145,254 half gallon cartons of its Vanilla Almond
- This manure system reclaims sand and solids, concentrates liquid nutri
- Farmers who sell their herds will likely go through a grieving process
- Just six factors account for 85% of the variation in profitability amo
- FDA Commissioner Says He Will Enforce 'Milk' Standard of Identity
- Presented by industry leaders daily, these seminars address topics cen
- The dark underbelly of the current dairy crisis is that some farmers w
- Midwest and Northeast dairy states receive bulk of dairy Margin Protec
- New Zealand Milk Prices Now Highest in World
- Both guides provide basic information on appropriate use of antibiotic
- Kicking off the remake are a half dozen 15- and 30-second shots, in bo
- Unique program brings nursing students to farms.
- More than 21,000 dairy farmers have signed up for the 2018 MPP.
- Exit rate year-to-date is 30% higher than a year ago.
- Because California produces almost a fifth of the nation’s milk, the i