Meet Our Farmers

Faith, Family & Farming

Meet the Otte family
Blake and Chicky Otte started Square Deal Dairy in 1997 with the hopes of continuing the farm for generations. Fast forward 20 years and they are now farming with the help […]

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Raising a Family on the Farm: How every member contributes

Sometimes technology can get in the way of time spent together during the holidays, but not for this family! Thanks to the help of farming robotics, the family behind New Day Dairy has the […]

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Family Works Together to Bring Dairy Goodness Direct to their Customers

Working together to raise and harvest crops, milk cows, and care for animals has been a tradition for the Hansen family of Hudson, Iowa, for more than 150 years. In order to provide opportunities for the sixth generation of the Hansen family to be involved in the farm, they added several new traditions, including processing milk, ice cream and other products on the farm, opening retail stores and delivering products to stores throughout the area.
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Connecting with Students is Priority for South Dakota Farmer

Making sure that 2,100 dairy cows are healthy, fed and well-cared-for is a big job. As herd manager for Boadwine Dairy in Baltic, South Dakota, Heidi Selken takes on that responsibility every day.
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Children’s Book Helps Dairy Mom Share Her Family’s Story

For 25 years, Karen Kasper has been dedicated to sharing her family’s farm story with her community, especially school children. From hosting field trips on their farm to taking animals to the local library, and participating in agriculture speaking programs for schools and community groups and a Kasper Dairy Facebook page, she’s always looking for a new opportunity to introduce dairy farming to new audiences.
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Innovating Farm Sustainability: Jer-Lindy Farms and Redhead Creamery

A dedication to sustainability and energy efficiency is second nature for Jer-Lindy Farms in Brooten, Minnesota. The 258-acre farm uses the most sustainable methods to cultivate corn and alfalfa and provide the best environment for its 200 dairy cows.
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Sustainable Farming a Priority and Passion for Iowa Dairy Farmer

Sustainable farming simply means, “Doing the right things — for the environment, our family business and our community,” according to Iowa dairy farmer Marty Burken.
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Photos Show Dairy Farmer’s Love of Family and Farm Life

Rita Mosset is an avid photographer and started the RJDairy Facebook page to share pictures of family and farm life. Her photos capture life on the farm year-round from spring rainbows to summer sunsets, to fall harvest and caring for cows in the winter months.
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Commitment to Improvement Drives Minnesota Dairy All Year Long

As the calendar turns to a New Year, many of us are thinking about resolutions for better health, finances or career opportunities. However, for dairy farmers like Doug and Julie Heintz, making improvements on their family farm is at the top of their minds all year long.
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