Feltz Family Farms, a fifth generation dairy farm, has been owned and operated by Ken and Jackie Feltz since it was purchased from Ken's parents in 1995. Their children Taryn, Jake, and Jared, along with his wife Jenna, will carry the farm and dairy store into the sixth generation.
Through the years green beans, sweet corn, and peas have been grown on the farm. Since 1995 the focus has been on dairy cattle. High priority is placed on cow comfort to ensure quality milk and top production. Through different phases of improvements and expansion the farm has grown to its current form. In 2016 a new climate controlled, high technology facility for automatic milking was installed, which includes two robots that service 100 cows. The robots allow the frequency of milking to be determined by the cows themselves. There are 750 owned and rented acres of land that grow alfalfa and corn silage for the 680 total cow herd.
In June 2017 the family opened Feltz's Dairy Store to the public. The store offers many dairy products, agricultural items, and local specialty goods. The store features viewing windows into the robot barn that allow visitors to observe the cows being milked, while enjoying an ice cream cone or some delicious fresh cheese curds. There is also an opportunity to learn more about agriculture and Feltz Family Farms in our education corner. To top off the experience visitors are encouraged to schedule a tour of the robot facility and/or the dairy farm.