Stacy Limberg
Plymouth, Wisconsin
Sheboygan County
75 cows

Family: My husband, Dale, and I have two daughters, Allison, 16, and Megan, 15.

Tell us about your farm. We milk in a stanchion and tiestall barn. We raise our heifers and have 55 youngstock. We grow our crops for feed. Our daughters help on the farm, and our youngest wants to take it over someday. The farm is the third generation on my husband’s side of the family. We employ two people to help us with the operation.

What is the busiest time of day for you? That depends on the day and what is going on. Some days, mornings are the busiest. Other days, the afternoon or the evening may be the busiest time. No two days are the same for me. If things were the same for me every day, I would be worried what was wrong or going to go wrong.

When you get a spare moment, what do you do? Between running the farm with Dale and raising two teenage daughters, that does not leave a lot of free time. When I get down time, I like to relax and do nothing. As a family, we will play darts together in our basement.

Tell us about your most memorable experience working on the farm. I would have to say working with my family all the time is my most memorable experience. Watching my youngest daughter follow in her dad’s footsteps is pretty neat. The two of them are always good for a laugh if needed but manage to get the work done also. Another thing I enjoy is watching our daughters milk together and accomplish the goal they set out to do.

What have you enjoyed most about dairy farming or your tie to the dairy industry? I like knowing we are providing food for others. I also enjoy educating people about the dairy industry. I have served several years on our dairy promotions board helping others to better understand what we do on a daily basis. Our farm has also hosted a few different tours for people to see firsthand what we do. I love when someone realizes that how we farm is not necessarily what is said on social media.

How do you stay connected with others in the industry? I am a part of the Dairy Girl Network. I follow several other pages on Facebook related to the dairy industry. My family and I help with our local dairy promotions team when possible. I also attend talks and conferences about the industry.

Who is someone in the industry who has inspired you? I look up to and admire all the females in the dairy industry. We are all in this together in what used to be a male-dominated industry. We can all bring ideas to the table.

If you could give a tour of your farm to a prominent woman in today’s society, who would it be? Melinda Gates. She has proven herself in a male-dominated industry and proven women can succeed. She also helps impoverished communities.

What is the best vacation you have ever taken? As a family, we usually only get away for a few days so we usually go to Wisconsin Dells. But when I was growing up, my parents took me to Nevada to visit family. We drove out there and stopped and saw the sites along the way and back. It was amazing seeing the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone. I hope to take the girls there before they leave the house.

What are some words you like to live by? “It is what it is.” This was a saying my mom always said. They are good words to follow. Some things you can change but others you have to live with. My kids would say, “Suck it up buttercup.” I tell them this all the time if they are complaining about something.