Each year Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm is hosted by a different family farm – learn more about our 2019 host farm’s history! You can find Kinnard Farms, Inc. on Facebook!
Kinnard Farm, Inc. History
The family has shared their history with us – read this wonderful story they have shared and view great photos!
In 1948, our parents, Alvin and Milly Kinnard, had a dream. Recently returned from his service in WW-2, Dad and Mom wanted nothing more than to pursue their dream of building both a family and a dairy farm. Using money borrowed from their parents, Mom and Dad started by purchasing 80 acres located near Dad’s home farm. Knowing that great cows are the foundation of a dairy farm, 14 registered animals were purchased from a great uncle. Through their progressive approach and commitment to hard work, the farm prospered and grew. Today, our family and our team of talented employees crops nearly 12,000 acres of land and cares for 8,300 cows. Most of the animals in our herd today are the direct descendants of Mom and Dad’s original 14 cows, and we now farm much of the land that was originally settled by our Belgian ancestors five generations ago.
Our parents’ goal was to build a business that would last for generations, and it has. We are proud to be a part of the Kewaunee County community and employ many of our neighbors and friends. Our talented dairy team is devoted to tending to our girls’ every need in our climate controlled state-of-the-art barns. Our farming team prides itself on farming our land in a manner that ensures it will be in excellent shape for future generations, as well as being highly productive today.
Sustainability is in our roots. Mom and Dad taught us that this is not our land, and these are not our resources. It is simply our responsibility to be the next generation of caretakers. This is a responsibility we take very seriously.
We care for our girls, our land, and our water resources with a goal of continuous improvement; striving to leave these precious resources in an ever-improved state for the next generation of caretakers. We work with a team of local and national experts that advise us on how to best care for our girls, our land, and our water resources. We base all decisions on the three legs of sustainability – how will this decision affect our community, our environment, and our farm’s future. We refer to this decision-making process as Smart Sustainability®, a process which makes the future the reason for the actions we take today. Our vision is a sustainable community for generations to come.
Our family has made a conscientious decision to reinvest in this community where we have lived and farmed for five generations because we love this community. Although the look of the farm has changed, our family’s passion and commitment for the community we proudly call home remains stronger than ever. We are fortunate to be working together as a family and with our incredibly dedicated and talented team to keep our parent’s dream alive while creating new opportunities for our community.
Our work is founded on the love we have for this land and our passion for farming. We take great pride in knowing that we are producing high-quality and wholesome milk and cheese for families; families just like yours.
The entire Kinnard Family and the Kinnard Farms’ Team is excited to invite you and your family to help us celebrate June dairy month at this year‘s Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm!
We look forward to seeing you on Father’s Day!