Dan Frericks
Dan Frericks

Dan Frericks 

14 years old

When do you help with chores? Whenever I am needed which is a lot.

What are your favorite and least favorite chores? My favorite chore is getting cows from the pasture and bringing newborn calves in from the pasture. My least favorite chore is milking.

What is your favorite animal on the farm? My favorite animals are my fair heifers, because they’re super nice and easy to work with.

What do you want to be when you grow up? I would like to be a veterinarian.

If you had your own farm, what would it look like? No Jerseys.

What is your favorite thing to do on and off the farm during the summer? My favorite farm-related thing to do is work with and show cows at the county and state fair. My favorite off-farm thing to do is play softball.

What is your favorite dairy treat? Ice cream.

What is the best thing about growing up on a dairy farm? The work ethic it gives you.

 

Monika Frericks

12 years old

When do you help with chores? Anytime of the day when I’m needed.

What are your favorite and least favorite chores? My favorite chores are milking cows with my dad and getting newborn calves from the pasture. My least favorite chore is giving water and pellets to the calves in the hutches.

What is your favorite animal on the farm? I love all of my princesses (my Jerseys). They are so friendly and will walk up to us in the pasture.

What do you want to be when you grow up? I’d like to be a writer or a teacher.

If you had your own farm, what would it look like? I’d have a small herd of about 150 cows in a sand bedded freestall barn, but I’d have a tiestall barn for milking them. I’d also like a dog who is really friendly, a small flock of chickens, and a few cats.

What is your favorite thing to do on and off the farm during the summer? My favorite thing to do on the farm during the summer is walk, wash and clip my cows for the Stearns County Fair. My favorite thing to do off the farm during the summer is hang out with friends and play softball.

What is your favorite dairy treat? Ice cream cones and milkshakes.

What is the best thing about growing up on a dairy farm? Making bonds with our animals and all of the experiences and opportunities the dairy community provides. 

 

Daphne Frericks

8 years old

When do you help with chores? Afternoon and evening.

What are your favorite and least favorite chores? My favorite chore is milking with my dad at night. My least favorite chore is feeding bottle calves.

What is your favorite animal on the farm? I like cats and Red and White calves. Cats are fun to cuddle with, and I think Red and Whites are pretty.

What do you want to be when you grow up? A dairy famer.

If you had your own farm, what would it look like? It would have cows, a lot of kitties and bunnies. I’d also like to have some chickens and dogs.

What is your favorite thing to do on and off the farm during the summer? My favorite thing to do on the farm during the summer is play with kitties. My favorite things to do off the farm during the summer are play with my friends and go camping. 

What is your favorite dairy treat? Cheese and ice cream. 

What is the best thing about growing up on a dairy farm? There’s a lot of room to play and it’s fun to grow up around animals.