Today, Jeff manages the daily operations of the dairy, including creating a good working environment for our employees. Jeff has experience as a township trustee and planning commission member. Jeff is currently vice president of his church council and serves on the Board of Directors of NorthStar Cooperative. This gets Jeff involved in the Dairy Herd Improvement ASsociation and the Universal Lab Services board that are the milk testing and labratory facilities. He is active in the county 4-H dairy judging and 4-H dairy quiz bowl coach. His wife, Lynda, is the dairy's bookkeeper and calf feeder. She is a county Farm Bureau Rural Education Days co-chair. She is also involved in various school committees and community fair positions.
Earl has retired from the United Dairy Industry of Michigan board. Diane is a member of Michigan Farm Bureau Promotion and Education committee. Earl and Diane continue to work with Breakfast on the Farm and other dairy promotion programs.
Jeff and Lynda's children include, Katelyn a student at MSU, Natalie, a senior at Manchester high school with acceptance to MSU and their son Mason is a student at Manchester High School.
The Horning farm is located across from Pleasant Lake where the family and community members enjoy recreational activities. They are proud to be a part of Michigan's strong dairy industry providing jobs for their community and the state.
The cows have it real nice on our dairy farm. We decided to go with the most comfortable bedding we could find. We had the option to pick from 10 different sands. The best sand out on the beach…that’s what we have out in the barn because it’s the softest.
— Jeff Horning