2022 OYDC Finalists: Jordan and Erin Booms

Jordan and Erin Booms

Hometown: Lake City, Michigan
Local: Evart
District: 5

Jordan and Erin Booms are do-gooders in their community. Along with farming on Booms Dairy LLC, Jordan is lieutenant of two area fire departments and Erin works full time off the farm as a nurse practitioner. Being the kind of people who run into fires, they take efficiency and profitability seriously, all while managing the ups and downs that come with the industry and raising their two kids Isaiah (7) and Edison (3) on the farm.


Q: What’s your farms greatest achievement?
J: Weathering the hard years and still going strong

Q: What’s the key to running a dairy farm?
J: Efficiency
E: Being flexible

Q: How can someone easily improve their milk quality?
J: Consistency

Q: What’s your favorite chore? Why?
J: Mowing hay.
E: Hauling hay. It’s enjoyable and the whole family can partake.

Q: Why do you milk cows?
J: It’s in my blood

Q: What’s one practice you’d try on your farm if you knew it was impossible to fail?
J: Robots

Q: What does your farm look like in 30 years?
E: Jordan and our boys working together for the next generation.

On their farm:

If you visit their farm in Lake City, Michigan, you’ll directly see the impact of Jordan and Erin’s mission to be as efficient as possible while remaining profitable. They recognize the challenges facing the dairy industry today and are proactively managing potential risks by working on their short comings and strategically growing over time.

This article was originally published in the January/February 2023 issue of the Milk MessengerSubscribe »