Meet Dairy Farmers
Every day two tanker loads of milk, more than 8,000 gallons in all, leaves Reuter Dairy, Inc., near Peosta, Iowa, and heads down the road to their local processing plant. Reuter Dairy, owned and operated by the father-son duo of Rick and Dan Reuter, is just one of thousands of family-owned dairy farms whose milk travels less than 48 hours from the farm to the store.
Back-to-school time is generally bittersweet for moms across the country and dairy farm mom, Brooke Engelman of Jansen, Nebraska, is no exception. Summertime brings warmer temps and longer days, flexible schedules and later bedtimes; however, when the calendar flips to August, kids get antsy to get back into the swing of things, opening books and reuniting with their friends.
While millions of Americans make plans to visit state fairs across the country this summer, 10-year-old Grant Dohle of Pleasant Hope, Missouri, is already busy preparing his cattle to show at several fairs, including the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.
Dairy farmers take pride in their role in feeding a hungry nation, and Dave and Pam Bolin of Clarksville, Iowa, are no exception. The Bolins’ farm includes 70 milk cows, which are a mixture of all registered Holsteins, Jerseys and Guernseys; an equal number of young stock, and 220 acres of farmland, all of which makes Dave and Pam happy to call Beaver Creek Farm their home for the last 34 years.
What's in this glass is at the heart of all we do. Meet some of the people behind the product.