Jon Patterson’s dairy milks 1,100 cows on a farm that’s been in the family since 1832.
My wife, Julie, and I are the sixth generation to live on our home farm, purchased in 1832. We are raising our kids, the seventh generation on our farm: Tad, 12; Wyatt, 9; and Reilley, 6.
The current dairy was built by my mother, Connie, after losing the 100-cow tie-stall to a fire in 1990. Mom started the dairy with a partner, 350 cows and a new facility.