Caleb Dicke
Caleb Dicke
Caleb Dicke
13 years old
Eighth grade

When do you do chores? I do chores every morning and evening in the summer, along with every evening and some mornings during the school year.
What’s your favorite chore and least favorite chore? Why? I like feeding calves because it’s nice to watch the calves grow and see them every day. I usually feed the calves with my brothers or my mom. My least favorite chore is cleaning stalls because it takes a lot of time and it’s not fun.
What’s your favorite animal on your farm? Tell us about it. A Guernsey 4-year-old named Rosie. I’ve shown her twice at the fair. She’s the only Guernsey on our farm. She’s calm, and I can walk right up to her to pet her.
What’s your favorite subject in school and why? Agriculture or shop. These classes are different than sitting at a desk the whole time.

What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a dairy farmer.
If you had a farm, describe what it would look like. I would have 100 dairy cows and raise my own youngstock. I would have a parlor like ours – a double-9. I would have a calf barn and a few John Deere tractors.
What’s your favorite dairy treat? Chocolate ice cream in a cone.
What’s your favorite thing to do during the summer? I like being home and on the farm instead of at school. I like doing hay – baling or cutting.
Are you involved in any activities? What’s your favorite? I am in 4-H, FFA and fishing club. I like 4-H the best because I get to see a lot of my friends and work with animals.  


Carter Dicke
10 years old
Fifth grade

When do you do chores? I do chores every morning and evening in the summer, along with every evening and some mornings during the school year.
What’s your favorite chore and least favorite chore? Why? My favorite chore is helping grandpa do random jobs – splitting wood and fieldwork like chopping and baling hay. I like equipment and can’t wait to drive it in the future. My least favorite chore is cleaning stalls because it’s boring.
What’s your favorite animal on your farm? Tell us about it. My favorite animal is my Milking Shorthorn calf that I will be showing at the county fair this year. She doesn’t have a name yet. She’s really calm, and I like that she’s a different color.
What’s your favorite subject in school and why? I like reading because it’s fun to learn about different stuff. I read all the time. I like reading about sports.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a professional basketball player.
If you had a farm, describe what it would look like. I would use half of my farm for crops and one-fourth would be for pasture for a 50-cow beef herd. I would not have any dairy cows. I would have a couple pigs. There would be a house. I would also have tractors – a couple of each green and red color. I would also have a 24-row planter and a 12-row combine along with a pull behind hay cutter, merger and square baler. I would own my own semi so I wouldn’t have to pay for hauling animals to the sale barn. I would have a small, insulated barn with fans and huts for the calves. In another barn, there would be two pens with two different sized beef steers and heifers.
What’s your favorite dairy treat? Vanilla yogurt and cookies and cream ice cream.
What’s your favorite thing to do during the summer? I like to mow the lawn and have campfires.
What is your favorite game to play at home/on the farm? I like playing ghost in the graveyard.
What do you like to do during recess? I like to play football during the spring, summer and fall. During the winter I like to play basketball.


Logan Dicke
6 years old
First grade

When do you do chores? I do chores in the afternoon.
What’s your favorite chore and least favorite chore? Why? My favorite chore is feeding calves with my mom. I like to name the calves. I don’t have any chores I don’t like.
What’s your favorite animal on your farm? Tell us about it. My Brown Swiss calf, Paige. She is 1 month old. She is our only Brown Swiss calf on milk right now. I get to help feed her.
What’s your favorite subject in school and why? I like math because it makes you smart.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a police officer.
If you had a farm, describe what it would look like. I would have one barn for my herd of 10 milking goats. I would also have five pig barns. I would also have four llamas, 50 yaks and several John Deere tractors with a few Case IH.
What’s your favorite dairy treat? I like strawberry ice cream in a cup from Roy and Al’s (a local convenience store) and chocolate milk.
What’s your favorite thing to do on the farm during the summer? I like to walk the fair pigs.
What is your favorite game to play at home/on the farm? Electric tag. On the trampoline, if you touch the net you’re out.
What do you like to do during recess? I like to play kickball.