Jay and Anna Brown
The Brown family moved from western North Dakota to their home in Audabon, MN in 1991. After working on different dairy farms in the New Salem area, Jay and Anna decided to try out the industry themselves. Neither Jay nor Anna had grown up on dairy farms, so they were eager for the new adventure. Today the Browns have a 100 cow dairy and are currently transitioning to selling organic milk. Last year the Brown’s land was certified organic. The family has 240 tillable acres that is used for alfalfa, grass hay, corn, and improved pasture. Jay and Anna have eight children; Robert, Nancy, Jennifer, Daniel, Amy, Thomas, Karen, and David. All eight children have been active in the family farm.
The children in the Brown Family have all been involved with 4-H and FFA. The entire family has been active in their church.