Late last month, we were graced with an honor that, to us, is still pretty unbelievable. Our family farm was named 2012 Producer of the Year by the Minnesota Milk Producers Association.
To be honest, we thought awards like this were only given to larger, well-established farms. My first reaction when we were told was actually, "Are you kidding me?"
But, disbelief aside, we are honored to represent the dairy farmers of Minnesota and hope that this award is proof that every Minnesota dairy farm — regardless of size — and every dairy farmer — regardless of age — is important to our state's dairy industry.
Here's the video of our farm that was used during the presentation of the award at Midwest Dairy Expo in St. Cloud:
(If the video doesn't work, try this link.)
Our story was also featured in several publications:
• The Dairy Star
• The Country Today
Finally, here's one last photo of our family before Little Frericks #3 arrives.