Koolstra Family

Daisy Lane Dairy

Two generations

Dennis and Jennifer Koolstra have always loved agriculture, and their family has always been involved in farming of some kind.

Dennis is a second-generation dairy farmer and runs an operation in eastern Colorado. He and Jennifer have three children: Isaiah, Micah and Samuel. Dennis’ parents, Wilbert and Marie, started dairy farming after Wilbert took on work as a relief milker for a farm near Berthoud, Colorado. The farmer paid him for that work by giving him a Holstein cow, and the rest is history – the Koolstras have been running a dairy farm ever since.

“We are constantly seeking ways to improve the comfort of our animals because we know that this will lead to the production of high-quality, safe and wholesome milk,” Dennis said. “Without healthy and content cows, we couldn’t do what we do. Caring for our animals is our number one priority.”

The family feels good about fueling their active lifestyles with dairy – from string cheese to yogurt; they know dairy products keep their bones healthy and energy levels high for their day-to-day activities, from school classes to soccer practice.

“We are dedicated to providing our country and the world with high-quality, nutritious milk and dairy foods. Dairy farming is not just a profession for our family, it is a passion,” said Jennifer.

"Dairy farming is not just a profession for our family, it is a passion."