Current farm was bought by William and Josephine Schmidt. 120 acres and milking herd of 20 cows.
Remodeling occured. Milking herd increased to 22 cows. First silo was built.
William passed away. Josephine takes over the farm.
Adrian Sr. Schmidt buys farm. Milking herd increased to 34 milking cows.
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.
Ace's son, Randy and Dena Schmidt went into partnership and started S&S Ag Enterprises. Raised up to 6,400 heifers.
A second farm, Peninsula Dairy was purchased. Milking herd was 400 cows.
The custom heifer raising business was discontinued. S & S Ag Enterprises was transitioned into what is now S & S Jerseyland Dairy.
Methane digester was installed on farm to start producing enough power for at least 600 houses
William and Josephine purchased a farmstead in Alaska, WI.
Adrian Sr. was born, William and Josephine's first child.
William and Josephine get married
Adrian Jr. (aka Ace) was born
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
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
Randy and Dena Schmidt get married