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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

  • Tips for taking your home entertainment experience to the backyard

    In the 1940s, a new type of movie experience captured the fancy of people across the U.S. Called drive-ins, for the first time, these theaters allowed people to experience a popular form of entertainment outdoors. While drive-in theaters have largely disappeared, the concept of watching movies outdoors in a casual setting with friends and food […]
  • Workers comp: Signs your co-worker could be a fraud

    Across the U.S., compensation for workplace injuries totals hundreds of billions annually. In some states, the total is more than $675 million, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor. Because of the scope and complexity of the issue, there are some who try to take advantage of the system. In the U.S., insurance fraud […]
  • 5 unforgettable Wooden Award winners

    The Wooden Award honors the nation’s best college basketball player in any given year. The award commemorates UCLA legendary John Wooden, who is undoubtedly the greatest college basketball coach ever. If you aren’t sure about that, all you need to do is read about his accomplishments. The award was founded in 1976 and a women’s award […]
  • Family and hard work are keys to success of modern dairy farmers

    When you’re enjoying a dish of ice cream, you’re probably not thinking about its high levels of phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, B12 and riboflavin. You are also unlikely to think about the farm family that dedicates their lives to ensuring Arizona residents have access to flavorful, high-quality dairy products. One example is the Van Der Toorns, […]
  • Genetic testing could hold answers for colon cancer survival

    The Human Genome Project was a 13-year-long, publicly funded project initiated in 1990 to determine the entire DNA sequence of the human genome. While the Project was declared complete in April, 2003 the advancements of genetic testing continues to evolve. The sequencing of the human genome holds benefits for many fields such as forensic science, […]
  • Cold beers and baseball: A beer lover’s guide to Spring Training

    The Cactus League has become a cherished Arizona tradition for locals and tourists alike. What started as two teams coming to the Valley of the Sun for spring training in 1947 is now 15 teams and the greatest concentration of pro baseball stadiums in the United States. It’s not just the conveniently located stadiums or great […]
  • Rovey Family Farms

  • Kerr Family Dairy

    Farm Name: Kerr Family Dairy Where is your farm located? We’re located on the west side of Buckeye on the corner of Hazen and Wilson Rds. How long has your dairy been in business? 37 years How long have you been involved in the dairy business? My entire life. The Kerr family has been in […]
  • Boschma Farms

    Farm name: Boschma Farms Where is your farm located? Tolleson, Arizona How long has your dairy been in business? 42 years How long have you been involved in the dairy business? 11 years Tell us a little bit about your dairy farm: We milk all Holstien cows (black and white cows).  We are currently milking 2400 cows and have 2900 […]
  • Rio Blanco Dairy

    Name: Rosemarie Burgos-Zimbelman Farm Name: Rio Blanco Dairy Where is your farm located? Maricopa, Arizona How long has your dairy been in business?: 22 years, this is our 23rd year. How long have you been involved in the dairy business? I was born and raised in the dairy business, my father is a dairy nutritionist. My […]