Here is Ashley Kennedy and Messing Dairy of Bad Axe, Michigan.
Ashley and her husband work together managing a large dairy farm that is home to 250 cows and 4 Lely A4 milking robots. They are a birth to finish steer operation and raise most of their own feed and cash crop dry beans, corn and wheat! Talk about staying busy! Not to mention they are in the middle of a 100 year old farmhouse remodel (To see pictures click here!)
Currently their family operation is working on transitions generations as many other operations in the agriculture industry. Ashley says, “my parents have worked hard for many years and deserve a break.” It is their goal to take over the daily operations on the family dairy farm and give her parents the chance to “retire” from that portion of the farm.
When asked the question of Why Ag? And Why Blogging? Ashley answered, “I did several internships and two jobs before I came home to the farm. I learned a lot and I enjoyed working for those companies, but I never felt truly fulfilled. I always felt like something was missing and the farm has filled in that hole. I would like to work hard to bring more young people back to the farm! We have a lot of people to feed in the world and farms raise some of the best kids around.” We couldn’t agree more with this!
I want to know your dirty little secret…..ok you don’t have to give that up, but tell me something unique about you, your operation, your family, anything goes!
“Hm, my dirty little secret?! I read constantly on my phone. If I could only pick one app to keep on my phone for the rest of my life it would easily be my Kindle app.” What a great secret and a great way to keep up to date with all of the happenings in the Ag world!
Thank you so much Ashley and Messing Dairy for being a part of “The Women Who Get Things Done in Ag” Feature! Keep on educating the world on the Agricultural industry and our daily lives! We look forward to seeing more of you on your Website and Facebook Page!