Emmert Family

Pope County

Ivan Emmert bought the farm in 1959 when he was just 19 years old. Throughout the years he managed the dairy and farmland, and with his wife, Teresa, he raised a family. In the mid-1990s, Ivan and Teresa handed over the dairy to their sons, Andy and Chris.

Today, Andy and Chris, along with their families, run a dairy farm with the help of two Lely robotic milkers. Each family manages its own dairy herd of 75 cows and robotic milker. They raise their own heifers on-site. The families work together to manage the farmland and raise feed for their animals.

Andy and his wife, Rachel, have 10 year-old twins, Megan and Ethan. Chris and his wife, Deanna, have two daughters, Alison and Bailee.

Andy is on the Langhei Township Board. Chris and Deanna are members of the Glacial Ridge Cattlemen’s Association.


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