Bruce and Julie Martin
Church Road Dairy was started in 1982 when Bruce took over a contract deed from a young man from Iowa who was no longer interested in living in the north country. In 1985, Bruce married Julie who brought secretarial and dairy skills to the farming operation. Major expansions in 1989 and 1997 took the Martins from a 25 milk cow operation to a 200+ milk cow operation. Today Bruce and Julie have around 400 head of Holstein cattle and 700 acres of corn and alfalfa. Bruce and Julie have three children Melissa, Mathew, and Sarah.
Away from the farm, Bruce is an AMPI corporate board member, as well as a board member for a Motley, MN Charity called Heart and Hands. Bruce and Julie are also both very active in their local country church.