As they watch the fifth generation grow up on Lawnel Farms, the Smith and Northrop families are reminded every day of the importance of the work they do as dairy farmers. As parents, Tim and Kristy Northrop say they understand the need for consumers to know and understand where the food they feed their families comes from.

“In this day and age, I think sustainability and traceability are becoming more and more important in the mind of the consumer,” Tim says. “We are proud of the way we run our business, and we think we have something to offer the consumer.”

That’s why Lawnel Farms decided to partner in Craigs Station Creamery.

“This is a great opportunity to get at the forefront of this model to give consumers an option to know where their products are coming from,” Tim says.

The families have invested time and money back into the land through sustainable practices with the hopes of preserving it not only for their children, but also for generations to come.

Chris Ehresman

Dairy Farmers of America, 10220 Northwest Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO, 64153