When it comes to food, there’s one item I have to have on my plate for breakfast, lunch and dinner – and that’s cheese! Give me a few slices of mozzarella, cheddar, Colby Jack, blue cheese and I’m a happy girl.
If you love cheese, ice cream and milk as much as I do, and have always wondered what it’s like on a dairy, you’re in luck. This week, dairy farmer Joe Kelsay joined me for an interview to discuss what it’s like running his family dairy just outside Indianapolis, Indiana. This farm has been in Joe’s family since the 1800’s. They currently milk over 500 cows a day! I live across the street from a dairy, and I’m always amazed at what goes into such an operation.
During the interview Joe Kelsay discussed what life is like on the farm and what his day to day role consists of. He shared how technology is evolving. I was amazed to learn that they know how many steps the cows take a day! He mentioned how technology plays a role in keeping his cows healthy, what goes into regular cow care and how the family is connected to their local community.
This was such a fun and interesting interview! I hope you enjoy it. For more information, please visit: DairyGood.com.
Watch dairy farmer Joe Kelsay of Indiana share the latest farming trends and talk technology on the farm with Candace Rose Anderson.
Joe’s family milks 500 cows at a dairy outside Indianapolis with his wife, Amy. The farm has been in Joe’s family since the 1800s.
Joe thinks on his feet, is very engaging and funny and has a bit of a twang. He loves to talk about technology and understands how it helps him do his traditional job better and more efficiently.
At this year’s Indy 500, he was the official “milk man”—the dairy farmer who delivers milk to the winner and his team (link below).
Joe graduated from Purdue with a BS in Agriculture Economics Farm Management and works in marketing at Dow AgroSciences & Partner, in addition to being a full-time farmer.
Interview courtesy: Dairy Management Inc. Candace Rose was not compensated by the sponsor for this interview.