Dairy Farmers of America’s (DFA) Members of Distinction program honors members who embody the Cooperative’s core values and excel on their operations, in their communities and in the industry. Each year, one member farm from each of DFA’s seven regional Areas is honored during the Annual Banquet at DFA’s Annual Meeting. The 2018 Mideast Area Members of Distinction are:
Gibson Family, Ky Bluegrass Genetics – Eminence, Ky.
For Jeff and Lisa Gibson, dairy farming was in their genes, as they both came from a long line of small dairy operations in Kentucky. So, when the couple started dairying together in 1996, their goal was to stay small and focus on cow care, while also breeding top-quality animals in the business. Today, they have about 75 milking cows on their operation and supplement their milk check by marketing superior genetics, selling top-quality cows and boarding cows to prepare them for the biggest dairy shows in the country. In fact, Ky Blue Grass Genetics produced a World Dairy Expo Champion and All-American nominations in all seven breeds.
Watch the following video to find out more about the family's farm: