Wednesday, December 12, 2012

An unbelievable honor

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.


  1. Congrats on being recognized for your hard work!

    1. Thanks, Ryan! It's still hard to believe. We're just regular dairy farmers doing the best we can. But it is nice to get a pat on the back every once in awhile.

  2. Congratulations! Always great to see someone we know be recognized for their efforts. Wishing you a great 2013.

    1. Thanks, Matt & Cindy! It's so good to hear from you! I hope everything is well with your family and your farm.


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