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Welcome to Knebel Dairy Farm

I'm Farmer Jerry Knebel, and I help operate my family's third generation dairy farm in Pocahontas, Illinois. My grandparents started our farm decades ago, and dairy farming has always been a part of my life; these days, my son and grandson work on our farm, as well. We are proud to say that we are a family farm and care for over 130 cows

One of the newest members of our herd is this adorable calf here. She doesn't have a name, yet, but if your classroom adopts her, you'll get to name her and watch her grow with monthly photos and updates.

Like most of the other dairy cows on our farm, she is a Holstein, a breed that is known for their black and white spots. This little calf is adventurous and kind and enjoys eating quite a bit, which is important for her growth and development.

If you'd like to adopt her for your classroom, click the link on the right. Once your adoption form is received, we'll send you an email update with an adoption certificate that you can fill out and hang in your classroom, along with a video from me.

Each month, we'll also send an email with a picture and update on your calf, along with fun, educational materials that help students learn about dairy farming and nutritious dairy foods.

Thanks for reading about our dairy farm and baby calf. We hope you'll consider adopting her and follow her during her journey this school year!

For information on the other calves available for adoption, click here.

Our Farm

Quick Facts

  • Our farm has been named one of Illinois' Top Ten milk producing dairy herds for five years in a row!
  • Our farm homestead has been in our family for over 100 years
  • We milk twice daily, 7 days a week
  • Our farm's excellent feed quality and nutrition keeps our cows comfortable and producing great milk!
  • Our farm produces approximately 26,700 pounds of milk per cow each year