Dairy farming isn’t just a business, it is a way of life.
I grew up with two younger sisters on my family’s 1500 cow dairy farm. My great-grandfather established the family farm over 100 years ago. I guess you can say that dairy farming is in my blood.
So it is proabably no surprise that I obtained a degree in Dairy Science from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Sure am glad I decided to attend UWRF because that is where I met my husband!
After graduating, I followed my husband to his family farm.
My husband’s parents established the dairy farm in 1986; starting small and progressively growing to our current size of 550 milking cows.
My husband and I are in an LLC (Limited Liability Company) with his parents. This makes us all owners and active members of the business. It also means we get to hang out together every day!
We milk our cows 3x per day in a retro-fitted double-8 parallel milking parlor. Not familiar with this dairy jargon? Wondering what the heck I am talking about? This means we can milk 16 cows at one time.
In addition to family, we also employ seven full-time employees and two part-time employees. We are so thankful that we have a great group of people that help us love and care for our cattle each and every day.
Our farm family is dedicated to delivering safe, wholesome dairy products to your table and having a little fun while we do it!
Have more questions about dairy farming? Give me a shout!