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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