We met Carla at a lunch with Manitoba Women in Agriculture and Food. When she started sharing about her family's dairy, and the 10 year plan that led to the transition to a robotic parlor, we were amazed. When she pulled out her phone and could take a look at production, we knew she was someone we wanted to know more about! Below is her answers to our 5 quick Ag Inspiration questions.
1. How long have you been involved with Ag?
Since growing up on our dairy farm I don't remember there ever being a day were I wasn't involved with agriculture and a I plan to hopefully keep it that way.
2. What type of ag are you involved with? (Dairy, beef, ranch, cropland, ag industry etc.)
I am primarily involved in the dairy industry as a our family owns a dairy farm in southeastern Manitoba where we are milking 350 Holsteins on 7 robots.
3. What's your favorite ag memory?
I think one of my favorite ag memories would be our start up day when we officially moved over from our parlor milking system to the new robots. What made the day so memorable was the amount of people that volunteered to help us out everyone from friends and family, neighboring farmers, past employees and sales reps. It was awesome to see everyone come together and share the experience.