Carey and Terri Prigge Family
Carey and Terri met at the University of Minnesota, where Carey received a Doctorate in veterinary medicine and Terri earned a degree in animal science. They were married in 1995 and moved to Wabasha in 1997 when Carey finished school. The couple moved to their current farm in Byron Township in 2001. The Prigges purchased their first dairy goats in 2008 and started their commercial dairy in 2014.
The Prigges currently milk about 85 registered does twice daily in a double-12 swing parlor. They also raise young stock. The milk is shipped to a creamery in Wisconsin where it is made into cheese. The Prigges raise their own hay on owned and rented land. The farm is called Linden Acres and also includes a large flock of chickens, guinea hens, peafowl, horses, cats and dogs.
Carey and Terri’s children, Sam, Emily, Annie and Sawyer all have designated chores around the farm.
Carey is a full-time veterinarian with Waseca-Clarks Grove Vet Clinic and Terri is a secretary at Vista Covenant Church, where she also serves on the executive board. The Prigges are members of the American Dairy Goat Association and the Minnesota Dairy Goat Association. The Prigge children are members of Waseca County 4-H and the Vista Busy Bees Club. Sam is also involved in FFA.
Terri has been involved in the local parent-teacher organization and the Prigge family members are active participants in area athletics.