With the Christmas gifts unwrapped and most of the holiday festivities passed, this dairymom found herself in the farm office this afternoon facing a badly neglected pile of work on the desk and stacks of papers to be filed. It has become one of my jobs to be in charge of the "papers". The dairy farm requires a variety of different supplies and services which generates many paper receipts. I'm striving to get everything filed before the end of the year in preparation for the new tax year. Being in charge of the papers is an unending,thankless job but it is an important organizational task for our family farm just as it is for any business. The upside to my job is the power that I have when anyone needs a paper!
Dairy farming requires a large investment in land,buildings,equipment and feed for the animals. Many family farms that may include multiple generations are organized as corporations for business tax purposes. Even though the look of the family farm and the technologies have changed, we are still committed to providing safe,high-quality milk by taking good care of our cows and land.