Tag: dairy farm

Agriculture

In the beginning

If you knew my husband when he was younger you probably know he always wanted to be a dairy farmer.  In high school he worked for a local dairy farm and was determined that he wanted his own one day.  If you knew me before I met him, well I am as surprised as anyone …

Dairy Farming

The Seven Year Itch (with my dairy farm)

  I’m not going to lie, being involved in a relationship can really take its toll on a person.  After seven years I am a little bit exhausted and almost feel ready for a change.  I have been a dairy farmer for seven years and this last year has been the worst; to the point …

Meet MI Farmers

Meet MI Farmers at Curry Farms

Curry Farms with Karen Curry “Curry Farms was established in 1868 by my husband Mark’s Great-Great Grandfather Isaiah Thomas Curry.  The dairy cows were not brought in until 1938.  At this time Mark’s grandfather, Waldo James Curry, purchased 12 dairy cows.  We now have the existing facilities at their max with 220 dairy cows and …

Meet MI Farmers

Meet MI Farmers at LMN Dairy

LMN Dairy with Melissa Guoan “Our current farm is owned by my husband and I, it was established by his parents in 1978.  We milk 200 cows including dry cows, altogether on the farm we have over 400 head from calves to cows.  Agriculture is a way of life for my family.  It is my …

Meet MI Farmers

Meet MI Farmers at Bigney Dairy

Bigney Dairy with Judy Bigney “I feed approximately 30-35 heifers each evening and twice on Wednesdays and weekends, I am also the township clerk for our community.  My husband and 19 year old son milk twice per day.  We have a small family farm (with no employees other than family) and milk between 40-45 cows; …

Meet MI Farmers

Meet MI Farmers at Emerald Acres

Emerald Acres with Caroline Clough “We operate a small dairy farm. When we bought the farm in 2012 we had all the machinery that we needed we were just purchasing the land, buildings and some animals from my husband’s parents. We started with 20 cows in a 20 stall stanchion barn with two milkers and …