Farmer Friday > The Limberg Family

The Limberg Family

Dec 14, 2018

Dale and Stacy Limberg, along with their daughters, Ali and Megan, run a Dairy and Crop operation in Plymouth, WI. They feel that agriculture serves a purpose that impacts everyone. The reality that everyone needs food to eat may be the seed that inspired this family to be farmers, but the root that keeps everything grounded is that it allows them to work together as a family.

The farm was established in 1947 when Dale’s Grandpa moved here from his home in Greenbush. The current operation is primarily family run with the assistance of one full-time and one part-time employee. Dale worked for a year off the farm and found out it wasn’t for him. He really enjoys working every day on the farm and working hard for himself. “I’m happy just doing the day-to-day chores and working with the animals,” Dale said. “but I also like that there can be something different every day.” The girls, Ali and Megan, are the 4th generation to get involved with the operation. Ali likes doing the milking and Megan enjoys working with the calves and feeding them. They raise all of their own animals and Megan eagerly watches for the cows that will be calving. Stacy takes joy in filling in where needed. Both parents appreciate that the girls help out at home, as well as on the farm. The Limberg’s admit that even though they love working together as a family, it is “interesting.” Being together all the time has many perks, but there are some downfalls, too.

Going to watch school events or sports is usually a family thing, but Dale is happy to stay home and do the chores when the rest are off doing some of their other activities. Stacy is involved with a lot in their local 4-H organization, Spring Valley 4-H. Ali and Megan are both members and Megan shows at the fair. During her leisure time, Ali pursues her passion for writing and calligraphy.

Stacy is on the Sheboygan County Dairy Promotion Board and serves as the Association’s President. This past summer, Stacy appeared on the CBS National News. She had the opportunity to voice her perspective regarding the implementation of US tariffs that prompted trade disputes. A powerful experience for Stacy. It was important to bring awareness that the Ag industry would feel the effects regardless of opinions about the strategy.

Thank you to the Limbergs for taking time to be our Farmer Friday for this week. You’re doing what makes you happy and you’re doing it together. The true essence of what is needed in a family farm. Best wishes to all of you and the future of your operation!

#FarmerFriday ...post #101. To show our appreciation to our producer members Country Visions Cooperative will be giving a snapshot look of our customers and their operations in this feature each Friday



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