We started a newsletter to let our neighbors know a little more about Mapleview Dairy, and our family business. We've come to realize that even though many cars go through Madrid every day, not everyone knows or understands what we do or why we do it. We also recognize that now more than ever, consumers are interested in knowing where their food comes from and how it is grown or made, presenting us a great opportunity to fill that void and let you know what takes place on our dairy farm.

Farmers make up less than one percent of the population in the U.S., which means very few people are actually connected to a farm. We fell blesses to live on a farm and to have the opportunity to carry out our family's heritage every day. Therefore we want you to understand our dairy farm better so you too can be confident in the practices we follow and to be proud of the quality product we produce.

In each issue of this newsletter, we hope to share with you some of the day-to-day activities that take place on the farm, as well as provide you with some insight on the dairy industry in general. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for reading and for your support of our family business! We look forward to continuing the dialogue with you and any other consumers that are interested in learning more about the farm.