March 30, 2022
It’s that time of year again: Prairie Farmer is honoring the farm dogs that make our farms more like home — herding livestock, greeting visitors, riding shotgun and making our farm lives richer and fuller. Readers have shared some remarkable images and stories, celebrating their favorite farm dogs.
Congratulations to our finalists, all featured here in this slideshow.
Help us select our champions by voting daily until April 11! Winners will be announced in the June issue of Prairie Farmer, and online June 7.
Vote for your favorite farm dog below!
Read more about:Favorite Farm Dog Contest
About the Author(s)
Field editor, Farm Progress
A 10th-generation agriculturist, Sierra Day grew up alongside the Angus cattle, corn and soybeans on her family’s operation in Cerro Gordo, Ill. Although she spent an equal amount in farm machinery as she did in the cattle barn as a child, Day developed a bigger passion for the cattle side of the things.
An active member of organizations such as 4-H, FFA and the National Junior Angus Association, she was able to show Angus cattle on the local, state and national levels while participating in contests and leadership opportunities that were presented through these programs.
As Day got older, she began to understand the importance of transitioning from a member to a mentor for other youth in the industry. Thus, her professional and career focus is centered around educating agriculture producers and youth to aid in prospering the agriculture industry.
In 2018, she received her associate degree from Lake Land College, where her time was spent as an active member in clubs such as Ag Transfer club and PAS. A December 2020 graduate of Kansas State University in Animal Sciences & Industry and Agricultural Communications & Journalism, Day was active in Block & Bridle and Agriculture Communicators of Tomorrow, while also serving as a communications student worker in the animal science department.
Day currently resides back home where she owns and operates Day Cattle Farm with her younger brother, Chayton. The duo strives to raise functional cattle that are show ring quality and a solid foundation for building anyone’s herd.
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