Food Dialogues Blog

Who we are, how we work, and why we love what we do.


Eating Clean: How Both Organic and Conventional Produce Fit into a Nourishing, Wholesome Diet

Recently, consumers have become increasingly concerned about how their food is grown and what pesticides and fertilizers have been used during the farming process. With…
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Pig Farmers Make the Most of Natural Resources to Reduce Food Loss

At Schwab Family Farm, my family is proud to be in the business of raising food for people all around the world. We have respect…
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How we Take Care of Pregnant Cows and Newborn Calves

We take care of our cows and they take care of us. Their health is the focal point of everything we do; every management decision…
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Utilizing Technology for Continuous Sustainability Improvement

With our farm changing, and the birth of our daughter, I have begun to reflect upon how our world and our farm will change in…
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What’s in your glass?

Let’s talk chat about milk, shall we? It seems as though many milk alternatives are rising in popularity. Almond milk, cashew milk, soy milk, etc.…
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Why do farmers keep animals inside?

I am often asked why farm animals are kept inside. There are many reasons why farmers keep their animals inside, and it’s not for the…
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The Importance of Biosecurity in Raising Animals

You’ve likely seen it splashed across the headlines or now even buried on page four of the national news. You may catch a glimpse of…
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How GMO crops help farmers and the environment

Our family farm grows corn and soybeans in Southwest Michigan. Since their introduction about 20 years ago, we have adopted genetically engineered traits that benefit…
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