I grew up on our small family dairy farm just outside of the small town of Rogers City, MI, where we milked around 80 Holsteins, and worked around 350 acres, wich went into corn, hay, oats and pasture. My grandpa retired from milking via the CWT program back in '04. I went to another diary farm where we milked 350 head, and then I joined the army (none better)and currently still in the army. I am using the best of my time attempting to take in as much information as possible, before going to college, if I can make it to college. We are currently in the transition phase, and we will be the head hanchos starting this summer. For the next couple of years, our primary focus will be crops and beef and our primary goal is to start be milking by 2015. It seems like a long shot in the dark at times, but it can be done with the right mindset.