Farm History

Current farm was bought by William and Josephine Schmidt. 120 acres and milking herd of 20 cows.

1908

 

1922

Remodeling occured. Milking herd increased to 22 cows. First silo was built.

1921

William passed away. Josephine takes over the farm.

1939


 

Adrian Sr. Schmidt buys farm. Milking herd increased to 34 milking cows.

1970

1996

Adrian Sr. is killed in a truck accident. Adrian Jr. and Kay Schmidt bought farm. Milking herd increased to 50 cows. 270 acres of farm land existed.

Barn fire occured. All cows sold in auction that fall. Started raising heifers.

 

2001

Ace's son, Randy and Dena Schmidt went into partnership and started S&S Ag Enterprises. Raised up to 6,400 heifers.

2008

A second farm, Peninsula Dairy was purchased. Milking herd was 400 cows.

2011

The custom heifer raising business was discontinued.  S & S Ag Enterprises was transitioned into what is now S & S Jerseyland Dairy.

2010

Methane digester was installed on farm to start producing enough power for at least 600 houses

 

1902

William and Josephine purchased a farmstead in Alaska, WI.

1906

Adrian Sr. was born, William and Josephine's first child.

1898

William and Josephine get married

1941

Adrian Jr. (aka Ace) was born

1962

Adrian Jr. and Kay Schmidt get married

A portrait of William

The original homestead

The Schmidt farm right before the barn fire

The Schmidt farm right after an expansion following the barn fire. 

Adrian Sr. and Ann's wedding photo

William & Josephine's weeding photo

2015

Calf facility was built. Now S&S Jerseyland Dairy can officially state they are 100% homegrown

 

Adrian Jr. (Ace) and Kay's wedding photo

Randy and Dena's wedding photo

1993

Randy and Dena Schmidt get married

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a brisk morning at the farm

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