About Dairy Woman

A dairy monkey aka dairy enthusiast by choice, loving God, family friends and life!

Why do I get so excited about the animal agriculture industry and blog about it?  I love the relationships that are built through people and animals, and I enjoy serving as a bridge between the dairy industry as the rest of the world.  Creation never ceases to amaze me!  The rain fall from the sky, grows the crops 10 foot high, and has shared MANY blessings feeding you and I!  Agriculture plays such an important role in our lives from the clothes on our backs at this very moment, to the next meal we’ll eat!

My name is Ana Leigh (Schweer) Ruiz, a graduate from South Dakota State University with a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture, Dairy Production.  I grew up in the northeast corner of South Dakota working on my parents 90 cow Registered Holstein dairy farm.  My family also raised corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa.

I am passionate about my faith and family, people and dairy.  Other topics that I get overly excited and talkative about include animal welfare, proactive veterinary medical care of the dairy cow, dairy genetics and breeding, dairy management, dairy training, dairy farming, hoof health care, dairy nutrition, learning how to make dairy systems more efficient, farm succession, entrepreneurship, dairy products, bucking bulls, violin, guitar, biking, video production, cooking, hunting, networking, learning and much more!  You could find me writing about all of them or something new any time! Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, God Bless!

If you want to know more about me follow me on Twitter, username @Analeighruiz, or look for me on Facebook as Ana Leigh Ruiz and LinkedIn as Ana Schweer Ruiz.  My YouTube channel is Dairy Woman.


2 thoughts on “About Dairy Woman

  1. Hello Ana,

    I’m sorry to write out of the blue like this but I’m a young, British journalist writing an article about America’s Dairy Princesses for a UK magazine: I heard that you were the 54th Princess for South Dakota and it would be really wonderful to hear more about your story.

    We don’t have this role in the UK but it looks like it plays a special part in building a community around the Dairy Industry in the Midwest? And it would be great to find out more about what it takes to become one, to its like being one, and the different things you’ve gone on to do afterwards – both within and outside the dairy industry.

    I was especially excited by your website as you seem to have so much passion for what you do. I’m also really keen to explore the role of woman farmers/in dairy and it would be super to get your thoughts on this.

    I’m actually travelling to South Dakota next week to see to attend the Sioux Falls dairy expo. Perhaps you might also be going too? Either way, it would be lovely to be in touch. You can reach me on twitter, Facebook, or my email is india.bourke@gmail.com.
    With all best wishes,


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