OUR BIG MORMON FAMILY FARM

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It's a family affair at the Kohler Family Farm nestled in the quaint community of Midway, Utah.  Located on a sprawling, picturesque 150 acre property with over 200 cows and their own dairy shop open to the public, family patriarch Grant is a 3rd generation farmer and lives and works alongside his wife Caralee, son Russel and daughters Whitney, Amber, Heather and Alyssa.  Add the husbands and wives of the Kohler kids plus Grant and Caralee’s 8 grandchildren to the mix and you can quickly see that there is never a dull moment on the farm!

 

The Kohler family doesn’t just work on the farm they all live on the farm as well.  They each have their own house on the property.  The Kohler’s are open about being guided by their Mormon faith and strive to be good shepherds of the land.

 

For nearly 100 years the Kohler family has been producing premium milk to the delight of their customers.  Several years ago Russel was working as a mechanical engineer and had no intention of coming back to the farm.  But after the birth of his children he had a change of heart.  However, with his return he wanted to push the evelope.  He wanted to make the dairy farm more competitive and make sure that they would survive into the future as the agriculuture business changes.

So, in 2011 the family invested millions and built a new creamery designed by resident farmers and mechanical engineers Russel and Grant.  Together they began using their farm’s milk to handcraft and age artisan cheese.

 

In just 5 short years they are firing on all cylinders and dreaming of more.  They have won both state and national awards for creating some of the best artisan cheese in the country.  They won the award for best pepper jack cheese in the country two years in a row!  Their cheese is also now available in Kroger grocery stores nationwide.  The family currently plans to invest upwards of $3 million dollars to the farm in the next two years to automate the cow milking process with state of the art robots.  They also plan to create an agri-tourism business with tours for the public.

 

The Kohlers are a sincere and outgoing family.  And, of course, like any other family they face family conflict, but the difference is this bunch doesnt' just see each other on holidays… they live together, work together and run their family business together!  They are in it together 100%!

The Kohler Family

 

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Russel discusses why he came back to the farm!

Grant talks about his family's history of farming.

Russel introduces a new calf and talks about why he loves to dairy.

Short doc about agriculture and the dairy business.

Russel on Fox 13 Morning News