Kristine and her husband, Mark, began dairying in 1994 with 60 cows in a rented barn. Today, they milk 350 cows and grow their own haw and corn for feed on the farm. Kristine and Mark’s four children, Kate, Adam, Seth, Ryan and Ryan’s wife, Jen, all help out on the farm. Kristine has been a member of the Minnesota Milk Producers Association, the Minnesota Dairy Leaders Roundtable, DFA Young Cooperators and served as president of Bethany Lutheran Church. She currently serves on the Minnesota Division Board, Midwest Dairy Corporate Board and serves as a Runeberg Township clerk. In her free time, Kristine enjoys photography, playing piano and singing.