Jake works on his family’s century farm near Gays Mills, Wisconsin. The farm has been certified organic for 22 years. He and his brother are proud and excited to be fifth generation organic farmers and that their dad, Jim, is one of the seven founding farmers of the Organic Valley cooperative.
Jake’s vision of a sustainable future is for everyone to realize that everything is connected. Jake says, “Organic farming starts with the health of the soil. Healthy soil equals healthy grass, animals, milk, products and people. And really, organic farming practices protect our planet and our future. I think kids need to understand that what they eat and how it was grown matters and I am excited to teach them all about it!”