County Board honors Jeff and Tina Vinkemeier’s Seven C Dairy
Family named County's farm family of the year
CHASKA, Minn.—Jeff and Tina Vinkemeier’s Seven C Dairy farm was recognized as the Carver County Farm Family of the Year.
The Carver County Extension Committee presented the Vinkemeiers prior to the Carver County Board of Commissioners meeting on November 20, 2018.
Jeff and Tina took over the dairy operation in 1997 as the sixth generation of the family to run the farm. Today, Seven C Dairy has 167 dairy cows, and the Vinkemeiers finish dairy steers and grow 350 acres of corn, soybeans, and alfalfa. They are members of several dairy breed organizations, including those for Jerseys, Ayrshires, Guernseys, Brown Swiss, Milking Shorthorns, and Holsteins. The family has a long history of involvement in dairy-promotion activities and 4H.
The Farm Family Recognition Program has existed for more than two decades and honors farm families from throughout Minnesota for their contributions to the agriculture industry and their local communities. All honored farm families have made significant contributions to Minnesota agriculture and their communities.