The Winkel Family
Winkel Dairy LLC is an official Michigan Centennial Farm, which means it has been in the same family for more than 100 years. Today, generations of family members continue the tradition of producing high quality milk for families to enjoy.
On their busy dairy, 11 Winkel family members care for the animals and the land. Each family member has an area of expertise: Jim oversees farm operations, Jack and Andy grow and harvest the crops that are fed to their cows, and Kim handles the computerized recordkeeping for each animal. Ruth and Jessie do the accounting, Jeff oversees animal care, Bryce manages employees, and others fix machinery and feed the cows.
Through responsible environmental stewardship and the use of new technology aimed at conserving natural resources, the Winkel family is committed to passing the dairy onto the next generation.