THREE GENERATIONS OF
The Scholze Family
Our Third-Generation Farm Family
We’re two brothers who are third-generation farmers on our dairy in central Wisconsin. Both of us moved away from the farm before we realized farming was in our blood – and we returned to the operation in 2010.
Where We Started
In 1949, our grandparents Louis and Elizabeth Scholze began farming just east of the small town of Humbird, Wisconsin, with about 40 dairy cows.
In 1979, their son Marvin and his wife Minnie took over the small operation and formed M&M Dairy. During their 30 years operating the farm, they increased the herd to about 320 cows. In the early 1990s, they made the move from a tie-stall barn to a freestall barn, and built a double-10 herringbone parlor. M&M Dairy was one of the first farms in the United States to utilize a parlor with a piping system located beneath the parlor.
Where We Are Today
Marvin and Minnie’s two sons, Theo and Will returned to the farm with their families in 2011 and began operating as Scholze Family Farms in 2014. Today we milk about 500 cows and farm about 1700 acres.
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Theo and his wife Sarah have two kids, Zoie, 6, and Owen, 5, a couple cats, and some chickens. Theo manages the dairy side of the operation; Sarah does accounting and payroll for the farm.
Will and his wife Becky have a 2-year-old son named Liam, a dog, and a cat. Will manages the cropping side of the farm and Becky does a little office work for the farm as well.