Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Celebrates 50-Year Member Keadle Farms of Boonsboro, Md.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2022, Reston, Virginia – Keadle Farms of Boonsboro, Maryland, celebrated its 50th year of membership to Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) at the cooperative’s 102nd Annual Meeting held earlier this week.
“Congratulations to Keadle Farms on their 50th year of dairy farming with Maryland & Virginia,” said David Pool, MDVA’s First Vice-President during MDVA’s Annual Meeting. “The Keadle family have been long-term producers with us, and we hope to see them continue for at least another half-century.”
Keadle Farms is owned by brothers David and Larry Keadle. Larry’s son Justin also helps manage the farm along with his wife Danielle and their children Brayden and Allie. Keadle Farms was first started in 1955 by Thomas Keadle, David & Larry’s father. Today the family milks around 30 cows in a double 4 parallel parlor and farms around 450 acres.
The family raises corn, wheat, soybeans and alfalfa and they raise enough to take care of the entire herd for the full year without needing to purchase any outside crops. The family uses many sustainability practices on farm including rotational grazing and crops and manure management. The family uses a concrete pad for manure storage and hauls it once a year to take care of the entire nutrient management for the farm. In their spare time, the family enjoys repainting old tractors to return them to their former glory.
“The only way we know how to farm is to farm sustainably,” said David Keadle.
MDVA recognized several other producers during the meeting. Learn more about those honors here.
Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative is a community of more than 900 dairy farm families in 10 states passionate about cultivating dairy goodness and bottling fresh Maola brand milk and dairy products. Our farmer-owned cooperative owns five dairy processing plants that process more than three billion pounds of milk annually. Our diverse portfolio of dairy products are then distributed to consumers in the United States and ingredients customers worldwide. Our cooperative is a leader in sustainability, partnering across the supply chain to deliver sustainable solutions to our member farms. We take pride in supporting the educational and nutritional needs of the communities in our milkshed through our MDVA Fund. For more information about Maryland & Virginia, visit: www.mdvamilk.com.
Contact: Daniela Roland
Member Communications Manager
The Keadle Family of Keadle Farms received Maryland & Virginia’s 50-Year Member Award. Picture (L-R) are David, Danielle, Brayden, Allie, Justin and Larry Keadle.