We Need Your Help…

In just five short weeks, calving season will start here at Jako Farm! Do you know what that means?

You guessed it – that means fresh milk will be in the store in mid-April! AND it also means it’s one of our favorite times of the year.

We need YOUR help coming up with names for the heifer (girl) calves.

Each year we use names that start with a specific letter in the alphabet so we can easily figure out the age of a cow. This year is the letter “B”. The names also need to be five letters or less so that it fits on an ear tag.

Now, these names do not have to be “traditional” names.

We’ve had cows named “Moo”.

Or “Pie”.

We also try to be creative with how we name them. For instance, Italy is mama to Rome and Pie is mama to Apple.

Call us crazy, but it does help keep track of herd genetics. Plus, life is just better when you’re a bit more playful – at least we think so.

So, please help us by submitting your favorite “B” calf names!

As calving begins, I’ll keep you posted on our newest arrivals and names.
Plus, did you cows with names produce 3.4% more milk than unnamed cows?
We all perform a little better when we’re shown respect and love, right?

Barn Remodel Update

You know when you’re doing a remodel project, and you think that hanging drywall means you’re almost done…but then you realize that’s not quite true? We still have a bit more work to do, but we’re making progress!

Daniel and Ken hanging some of the final sheets of glass board in the milking parlor.

Those final details are taking some time. If all goes well, I’ll be able to make a fresh batch of cottage cheese in the new processing room early next week! We’re all looking forward to it returning to the farm store shelves and our menus.

New Faces at the Farm

We had a few changes take place around the farm last fall and thought it was past time to officially introduce these faces to you!

Neither is really new to Jako – Shelby has worked for us off and on for almost five years and Cole has been helping with chicken butchering for two years.

Cole spends a lot of his time out in the pasture, caring for the animals and helps out with just about any project around the farm. Shelby is now running our Wichita Delivery and you may see her working in the farm store.

We’re thrilled to have both of them at the farm!


This week we’ve added Lion’s Mane mushrooms to the farm store. These are tasty to eat but also widely known for their medicinal properties.

They are going fast so feel free to call ahead if you want to check availability. 

Here’s to the joy, hope and anticipation of new life at the farm.