OYDC Finalists: Rochelle Ions & Kip Siegler

A YouTube star that passed the 2.7 million views milestone and proud veteran of the US Army, Kip Siegler is a hardworking man. Rochelle, his fiancé, is the mastermind behind Kip’s online merchandise store, the one you should check out if you haven’t already.


Q: What’s your favorite piece of machinery you own?
Probably our skid steers. We use them a lot and depend on them.

Q: You have to leave halfway through chores. Who finishes?
One of my brothers. Either Mark or Greg.

Q: What’s the key to producing quality milk?
Putting up quality feed and having clean freestalls for when they lay down.

Q: What’s your favorite chore?
Feeding the cows. I like watching them eat and seeing the excitement they have.

Q: Describe your farm management style in three words.
Inspirational. Accountable. Team.

Q: How can someone easily improve their milk quality?
Pre-stripping cows before milking does them wonders.

Q: What’s your dream farm?
It’s something close to what I have. All I’d want is a grain set up for our extra crops.

On the farm:

Visit Siegler Dairy Farm and you’ll find three brothers working together in an 8-stall switch parlor, trying not “to get too fancy” and only trying to continue working well together because, “above all, that’s the key.”

This article was originally published in the May/June 2021 issue of the Milk MessengerSubscribe »