Nick and Tara Meyer

Stearns County
2010

Meyer Dairy is a family dairy located just south of Sauk Centre, MN.  The farm began in 2003 when Nick began leasing the 120 cows and equipment from his parents.  Today, the Meyer’s own 360 acres of cropland consisting of alfalfa and corn.  All feed that is raised is fed to the cattle in the form of high moisture corn, corn silage, and haylage.  The Meyer’s take pride in taking care of the land and being good environmental stewards.  In fact, their dairy was given the 2009 Commissioner’s Good Farm Neighbor Award as well as the 2009 Stearns County Conservationists of the Year Award.  The Meyer’s also have 175 cows which are milked twice a day in a double-eight parallel parlor.  Meyer Dairy employs 4 part-time workers and Nick’s father does a majority of the feeding.

The Meyer family is very active in the community, giving farm tours and participating in agriculture education activities.  They also serve on the Stearns County Breakfast on the Farm committee.  Other activities the family is involved in include Farm Bureau, Stearns County American Dairy Association, 4-H, MN Milk Producers Association, MN Holstein Association, MN Agriculture Ambassador Institute, Central MN Dairy Profit Teams, American Farmers for the Advancement and Conservation of Technology, and many more.

stearns, 2010

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