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    • Cowvin’s Corny Maze

      Cowvin’s Corny Maze

      August 5th - October 29th Cowvin, the baby of the Cow Family, has created a fun maze at Young’s Jersey Dairy – come see if you can conquer it!
    • Labor Day Family Value Weekend

      Labor Day Family Value Weekend

      September 1st-4th Take advantage of a special value wristband good for all day, unlimited family fun at Young’s this Labor Day Weekend.
    • 22nd Annual Wool Gathering

      22nd Annual Wool Gathering

      September 16th & 17th Come see the largest natural fiber festival in the area. Over 75 vendors from 11 states will be here. Free Admission!
    • Pick Your Own Pumpkins

      Pick Your Own Pumpkins

      Every Day Starting September 23rd This year we planted more pumpkins and more varieties than ever before. We have 30 acres of pumpkin fun to enjoy with one of the best looking crops we’ve seen.
    • Bob Pool “Orphan” Car Show

      Bob Pool “Orphan” Car Show

      September 23rd - 9am-4pm The Annual Bob Pool “Orphan” Vehicle show will be held at Young’s Jersey Dairy this year
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The Young Family

We are often asked – “Is Young’s family owned?”  the answer is yes!  We can trace our history to 1869, when relatives of the Young family established the farm and built the red barn you see when visiting.  Hap Young bought the 60-acre farm and house shortly after the end of World War II. For the next 10 years, Hap and his three sons Carl, Bob, and Bill farmed the 60 acres, plus up to 500 additional rented acres. They grew grain, raised hogs, and milked cows.

In 1958, the Young Family decided to try to sell our Jersey milk directly to the public. The first sales room was a modest operation. We built a 10′ by 10′ room onto the end of the milk room. The equipment was also modest – some glass jugs, a refrigerator, a cash drawer, and the honor system.  Young’s Customers would drive up, open the refrigerator, get a gallon of milk, leave an empty jug and the money, and drive away.

Now, of the 320 total people that work at Young’s, there are a lot of Young family members here every day!  Bill, Dan, Cathy, Ben, Deb, Lee, Stuart, Jill, Jay, Kelly and Rob are here most of the time.  Chase and Kyle help out when not in school.  Cousins and second cousins and such include Judy, Beth, Chuck, Cierra, Bill (another Bill!), Cody & Brady.  Other Young’s that help on events and other projects include John, Kelly (another Kelly!), Hunter, Pam, Julie, Jesse and Katie.  Young’s that have worked on the farm in the past include Hap & Mildred, Carl (who runs the Christmas tree farm), Bob, Jo, Marilyn, Rita, Blair and Brian.

So…yes, we are family owned and operated!  Anytime you visit Young’s, most likely there is at least one and probably several Young family members here.

We always appreciate your family visiting our farm – and look forward to serving you on your next visit.

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