Meet Kristi Keilen, a fourth-generation dairy farmer, who milks 450 cows three times a day and raises crops like corn, soybeans and wheat, with her husband and their three-year-old son. Kristi and Carla have a fast-paced conversation about:
- How much help is a three-year-old on the farm?
- What cows eat, straight from a dairy nutritionist
- What she does for fun
- Outfits she and her son live in
- Home architecture that keeps the mess out of sight and out of foot-traffic
- Being employers in a non-glamorous setting and in tough economic times
- Her favorite Sunday morning tradition
- The farthest she’s traveled away from home and her family’s favorite Michigan beach spots
- The most interesting thing she’s served in a bun
- A philosophical question answered matter-of-factly: What is a GMO?
Sites mentioned in this podcast:
- Once Upon a Dairy: https://www.facebook.com/onceuponadairy1/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/KristiKeilen
- Family fun at the farm: https://www.facebook.com/FamilyFunAtTheFarm/
- UDIM & Great Dairy Adventure: https://www.milkmeansmore.org/great-dairy-adventure/
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