Kevin Voorhees Family

Swift County

In 1913, Kevin’s grandparents Henry and Ethel Voorhees moved to Swift County.  They began their eight-cow dairy with while raising ten children.  Their 7th child, Leonard, is Kevin’s dad.  Leonard, Margaret, and their sons Kevin and Craig continued to build the dairy farm.  They developed a 40-cow registered Guernsey herd.  Over the years they purchased a beef farm, remodeled the dairy barn, and increased their herd.  Today they milk 350 cows in a compost barn.  The cattle on the farm are housed on four farm sites.  Beyond the dairy cows and heifers, they have 75 cow-calf operation, dairy steers, and 25 market-type ewes and club lambs. LenMar Farms also has 1,500 acres, growing corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa, and pasture.  They have 7 fulltime employees and 2 part-time employees.

In the community, Kevin is active with the Swift County Extension Board and the Swift County A.D.A.  Kim is a member of the Swift County Livestock Board.  She is also a 2nd grade teacher at Hancock Public School where she incorporates agriculture into her curriculum.  Daughters Chelsea (22) and Kaylee (20) have been involved in 4-H, FFA, and Swift County Dairy Princesses.  Son Cole (15) enjoys livestock and helping on the farm.

swift, 2012

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