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.
Nick Vande Weerd
The Vande Weerd family is majority owner and manager of Pleasant Dutch Dairy, which milks 1,400 Holsteins.
VanderMade Dairy LLC is a family-owned and -operated dairy milking 1,400 cows in northern Ohio.
Jon Patterson’s dairy milks 1,100 cows on a farm that’s been in the family since 1832.