Southview Farm is serious about investing in the future. For more than 50 years, the VanArsdale family has worked to continuously improve, committing every day to their cows, their farm and the consumers who depend on their milk.

With a background in finance, Jim VanArsdale is no stranger to the risks and rewards of investment. He started the farm with the late Dick Popp, an iconic, progressive dairyman who dairy producers across the country admired and respected. Now, atage 94, Jim’s dedication to the dairy and the industry is as strong as ever, as he continues to guide the farm’s managers, including his son, Jamie, in their day-to-day operations.

Southview Farm has a long history of progressive management, investing in innovative technologies and conservation practices on the 1,500-cow farm. Being involved with Craigs Station Creamery has given the dairy an opportunity to invest again, this time in the wholesome, high-quality dairy ingredients customers are looking for. Jamie says the plant also gives the farm an opportunity to learn best practices from other farm families involved and invest in the future of the industry as a whole.

“It’s always good to work with our neighbors and we enjoy learning about other operations,” Jamie says. 

Chris Ehresman

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