Clovis and Portales, N.M.
The Schaaps manage four dairies, including an organic operation, and milk 5,500 cows. They’re also partners in a cheese factory.
The first decision you need to make in New Mexico is whether you want red chili or green chili on your food, which is also the official "State Question."
My wife, Renee, and I have three children: Ryan, 24; Jennifer, 21; and Amanda, 18. I am a third-generation farmer. My grandfather, Ids, migrated from Friesland of the Netherlands in the 1940s. After they imposed a 100% tax after the war, he decided America was the destination where dairy farming would thrive, and he chose California.