Simply Crazy Farms

Rachel Schroeder is a member of Foremost Farms USA and co-owner of Simply Crazy Farms LLC of Watertown, Wisc., alongside her father, James McManama. James took over the family dairy farm after his father passed away in 1980. Over the past 37 years, the farm has grown from milking 25 cows and farming 80 acres, to milking 90 Holstein cows and farming 500 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa. After earning her bachelor's degree in animal science and working off the farm for a few years, Rachel joined her father full time in 2013.

Summer 2017

World Milk Day Shines Light on Important Public Health Role of Dairy Foods

ARLINGTON, VA – As part of the commemoration June 1 of World Milk Day, the National Milk Producers Federation said the public health case for the consumption of milk and other dairy foods is stronger today than ever – a fact that is increasingly recognized by health experts and consumers in the United States and across the globe.

The Griffin Family

Melissa is a fifth-generation dairy farmer on Clessons River Farm in Buckland, Mass. She is a member of Agri-Mark Family Dairy Farms, and she and her husband Adam are the 2017 Young Cooperator Chaircouple. Melissa has been working full time managing the farm since 2005 alongside with her father, Paul Willis. Together, they care for 125 animals, including 60 cows, while growing their own hay and corn for feed. The herd comprises mainly registered Holsteins (including a few Red Holsteins) and a few Brown Swiss.


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