Troy and Melissa Schreindl

Benton County

Troy and Melissa joined the family farm in 1997.  Prior to their partnership, Melissa’s parents Bruce and Linda Olson had bought the farm in 1976 and were milking 45-50 cows on 160 acres.  When Troy and Melissa joined the farm, the farm increased their herd to 190 cows.  Today, the farm has corn, alfalfa, wheat, soybeans, and grass hay.  They also have 235 dairy cows and 125 dairy steers.  The family raises their own replacement heifers.   On the farm, Bruce is in charge of the crops.  Linda is the bookkeeper.  Troy and Missy are responsible for the dairy and some of the crops.  Together, the goal of the Schreindl family is to provide a productive, viable operation for the future generation if they decide to continue the tradition of farming.

In the community, Troy is involved with the DHIA and 4-H.  Missy is involved with her church’s Sunday School program.  She is also a school and 4-H volunteer.

benton, 2011

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