ISSUE DATE: 06/17/2013
By Jennifer Carrico
Farming is about heritage and heritage runs deep at Hansen’s Farm Fresh Dairy near Hudson, Iowa. The fifth and sixth generation of the Hansen family currently run the farm, and the seventh generation is just getting started in the dairy business.
The farm has been in the family since 1864. Today, they milk 150 Holstein cows at the northeast Iowa farm. Jay and Jeanne Hansen live on the farm and their four sons run different parts of the farming operation, while their daughter raises her family in Omaha, Neb.
“With seven family members working on the farm, we all have our own job to do and Mom and Dad are here to help wherever it’s needed and give us advice,” Blake Hansen said.
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