Farmer Stories

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.

Sustainability Shines at Cinnamon Ridge Farms

To John and Joan Maxwell, sustainability means caring for the land to pass on to the next generation, and more importantly, sharing learnings to continue to elevate agriculture as a whole. These passions are what truly sets Cinnamon Ridge Farms…

Fueling Up With Delicious Dairy

Lisa Reeck has no troubles keeping herself busy on her family farm, Greenwood Dairy, near Paynesville, Minnesota. This mom of two young boys is living the 24/7 dairy farm lifestyle alongside her husband and his family. “Growing up on a dairy farm…

Top-Notch Cow Care at Butler County Dairy

Cross-fit is not a term you would typically associate with dairy farming, until you meet Todd Tuls, a third-generation dairy farmer of Butler County Dairy near Surprise, Nebraska. As important as it is for Todd to care for himself and…

Young Dairy Farmers Lead the Way in Building Trust

Young dairy farmers can play a pivotal role in building consumer trust for the dairy industry. Get to know these four multi-generational farmers and how they connect people to their family farms through story-telling and social media. By sharing their…

Sustainable Farming a Priority and Passion at Blue Hyll Dairy

Sustainable farming simply means, “Doing the right things — for the environment, our family business and our community,” according to Iowa dairy farmer Marty Burken. “We live and work here, my kids drink the water, breathe the air, and I…

Pose on Pasture with the Metz Family

You’ve heard of goat yoga. How about yoga with cows? A Minnesota dairy, Metz’s Hart-Land Dairy offers a different kind of yoga experience: Poses on Pasture where guests practice yoga near grazing cows and enjoy wine and freshly made cheese…

Life on a Dairy Farm: Meet the Bolin Family

Sometimes technology can get in the way of time spent together during the year, but not for the Bolin family! Thanks to the help of farming robotics, the family behind New Day Dairy has the flexibility they need to spend…

Hildebrandt Family Shows Ongoing Commitment to Being Dairy Champions

Illinois dairy farmer Amy Hildebrant, her husband Ken and four children, and her extended family are strong dairy champions in their community, and powerful collaborators with McDonalds as they partner to share dairy’s story with consumers. Several years ago, her…

Commitment to Land, Animals, and Community Drives South Dakota Family

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNs1FW_eHFc For Rodney and Dorothy Elliott, sustainability comes in many forms. It means caring for the environment, caring for their animals, and providing a good living for their family, employees and local businesses. That focus has stayed the same as…