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In 1981, Fred Josi emigrated from Switzerland and established a thirty-two-acre farm just west of Tillamook. Until the early 1940s, the cows were milked by hand and the milk shipped to the Tillamook Creamery. By 1951, the main plant in Tillamook had opened, and mechanical milking was being utilized at the dairy.
The farm is now managed by Rudy and Ruth Fenk, son-in-law Bart Mizee and grandson Kurt. Bart says that he likes the range of activities and skills involved in the job of a dairy farmer—from business management to animal husbandry and land management. The family appreciates that the fruit of their labor has life-sustaining value to our customers. They say that “our hope is that future generations of our family enjoy the dairy farm lifestyle.”