At the age of 21, Chad Minnis decided to be a dairy farmer. During his college studies in engineering, he realized he still enjoyed mechanics but loved being outdoors and working with cows. For the past 15 years, Chad has farmed with his dad, Carl, on Car-Min-Vu Farm.
The family, including Evelyn, Chad’s wife, and their three children are dedicated to not only producing high quality milk, but also being good neighbors. Chad has loaned his equipment to local neighbors to dig up a stump and watered down the road during a dry, dusty spell. The Minnis’s also host dairy farm tours for area school children. As more people get farther removed from the farm, they feel it’s important for the public to understand the technology required to produce a high quality, wholesome product.
Their dairy employs nine people to help milk cows and care for the animals. The Minnis’s feel fortunate to be feeding the world.
As a dairy producer and mother, I take great pride in producing a high quality product and encourage my children and others to have three serving of dairy every day.
— Evelyn Minnis