Kreider Farms is a third generation family farm which began in 1935. Ron Kreider, President and CEO, also trusts others to help ensure the success of the family business. One of those people is Rick Cramer.
As herd manager for Kreider Farms, Rick Cramer is able to be the dairy farmer he always wanted to be. His compassion for animals, especially cows, combined with fond memories of working with his grandfather’s herd of
Guernsey cows inspired Rick to become a dairy farmer. Rick states “I love watching things grow. A calf grows into a cows, crops in a field, or a young employee who acquires new skills that we have taught them.”
We ask Rick what his favorite family farm memory is. He replied “Working in the fields with my grandfather. Working the ground with him and harvesting corn with our two row pull behind corn harvester. But, probably my favorite memory is my grandfather teaching me to drive the Case 630 tractor.”
Rick’s love of dairy farming motivated him to be part of the 2018 Calving Corner project. “I want to share my passion of dairy farming with others. Most people don’t get to experience what we do or see every day. I enjoy educating others and answering their questions. We at Kreider’s love showing people our farm.”