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

Sustainability Shines at Dorrich Dairy

Nestled just east of Minnesota’s Lake Minnewaska, Dorrich Dairy’s Vold family incorporates sustainability into their daily routine on their 450-cow dairy. In fact, in 2015, the 4th generation family farm won the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Dairy Farm…

South Dakota Dairy Farmer Shares Her Passion for Dairy Foods and Farming

You won’t find a dairy farmer more dedicated to connecting with students to showcase dairy’s farm-to -table story than Heidi Zwinger, herd manager at Boadwine Dairy near Baltic, which is home to over 2,000 cows and 1,800 heifers and calves.…

Minnesota Farm Family Committed to Connecting to Local Community

The connection between city and farming continues to grow farther and farther apart, but in Hugo, Minn., the Miron Farm is committed to connecting with their urban community. Fran and Mary Ann Miron, their sons Paul and Andrew Miron, as well as their families,…

Sharing an Undeniably Dairy Christmas with the Community

What started as a visit to Menards to wait out a snowstorm, wandering the aisles and making an impromptu purchase of an inflatable Christmas forest scene has led dairy farmer Sara Bremer down a unique path that combines sharing her family’s dairy…

Agriculture Literacy Program Engages the Community in Novel Way

For the past three years, dairy farmer Angie Tauer has been the children’s librarian at the local Dyckman Library in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota where her work is focused on early literacy learning skills and community outreach. What she didn’t expect from her…

Arkansas Dairy Farmer Makes Connections On and Off the Farm

Susan Anglin grew up a city girl. She married into a third-generation dairy farm, Triple A Farms in Bentonville, Arkansas. The confidence and knowledge Susan has today makes one think she’s been dairy farming her entire life. As Susan tells it, “I knew the pair of pliers and pocket knife [husband] Ryan gave me on my wedding day was…

South Dakota Farmer Gives Back to Families in Need

Boadwine Farms in Baltic South Dakota, a century-old family farm, regularly opens their doors to not only share their dairy farm story, but also to give back to local families in need. Every other year, the family hosts an open…

Local Veterinarian Finds Creative Way to Bring the Farm to the City

Today’s consumers want to know more about where their food comes from, but in reality, fewer people live on or near farms. That’s why veterinarian Dr. Dawn Entzminger, who is also a dairy farmer from near Jamestown, North Dakota, has…

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

An office gym is not something 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…

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…