Doug and Pat Aukema started Aukema Dairy Farm as first-generation farmers in New Jersey, then later moved to Chenango Forks, NY to farm there. But Doug wasn’t new to dairy farming — he had grown up on a dairy farm in Holland.
In November of 1991, when Brian was 16, his father Doug was injured in a serious farm accident. Brian handled the majority of the farm work for a while, but the family made the tough decision to sell the herd three months later. [Read more…]