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For generations, Midwest Dairy farm families have been producing fresh, nutritious milk. These farm families are caretakers of their cows, stewards of the land and leaders in their communities.

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Adopt-A-Cow farmer makes a significant impact on inner-city youth

Berning Acres is located halfway between East Dubuque and Galena, Illinois, in the small town of Menominee. Matt and Natalie Berning, along with their five…


Michael and Margaret Johnson utilize Undeniably Dairy Grants to support local athletes

Minnesota dairy farmers Michael and Margaret Johnson, owners of Trailside Holsteins in Fountain, Minnesota, utilized Undeniably Dairy Grants this past year by supporting their local…


Crawley’s Valley View Farms

Tim Crawley grew up on his family’s dairy farm, Crawley’s Valley View Farms, located in Gravette, Arkansas. He returned to the farm college in 1990…


Jack and Patty Dill Conway Missouri

Alva Dill and Sons Farm encouraging future generations

Jack Dill is a third-generation farmer from Conway, Missouri, where Jack and his partners own and operate Alva Dill and Sons farm. Jack takes pride…


Huhe family from Iowa holding Wergin Award

The unique way the Huhe family supports their community

Tim Huhe and his family have a diverse operation, including 400 head of milking cows, custom-raised hogs, about 80 lambs, and custom farms around 1,800…


Boadwine Dairy Farm South Dakota Tour

Boadwine Farms brings the focus on sustainability and education

In 1989, with just 42 cows milked in a stanchion barn, Boadwine Farms in Baltic, South Dakota, became a formal entity. Lynn and Trish Boadwine…


Berning Acres Facebook Post

Opening doors at Berning Acres Farm

To inspire those interested in the agriculture and dairy industry, Matt and Natalie Berning of Berning Acres have opened their doors to their community and…


Dairy princesses putting in the miles

Serving as goodwill ambassadors for the dairy industry within their respective states, a dairy princess puts their crown to work by visiting classrooms, attending dairy-focused…


Generations of sustainability for Greden Farms

Greden Farms in Altura, Minnesota, has been a family operation since 1866, currently owned and operated by fourth and fifth-generation family members Larry and Nancy…


Tormaschy Dairy Farm recognized for dairy excellence

Toby and Heidi Tormaschy of the Tormaschy Dairy Farm have been milking cows north of Richardton, North Dakota, since 2008, along with their four daughters….


Iowa farmer connects his passions to consumers

Former Midwest Dairy Corporate Board Member Kelly Cunningham was featured in Iowa Food and Family’s Fresh Pickings magazine this winter. This consumer-facing publication sheds a…


The Hildebrands receive the International Dairy Federation Association (IDFA) 2022 Innovative Dairy Producer of the Year award

Hildebrand Farms Dairy of Junction City, Kansas is owned and operated by brothers David and his wife Kathy as well as Alan and his wife…