Kevin Voorhees Family
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.