“My grandfather had a dairy when I was a young child, and I just really enjoyed being around the cows.”Josh Winquist
Name: Josh Winquist
Location: Alcester, South Dakota
Years farming: We've been milking cows for almost five years.
My family: My wife is Lindsay, and we have three kids; Alex is seven, Caden is five, and Emily is 1½ years old.
How I came to be a farmer: I grew up on a farm, my parents’ farm, and my grandpa had a dairy farm that I loved being around when I was younger. It was just very natural for me to continue farming.
The best thing about being a farmer: I can be around my family and work with them all day, every day.
My personal philosophy on farming: The dairy farm is a great place to raise our family. We strive to keep our cows extremely comfortable, and provide them with a balanced diet to keep them producing high quality milk.
For more information about dairy farming in South Dakota, please visit www.midwestdairy.com.