Dairy Runs Deep in Miron Family
Dairy has always been a part of Fran Miron’s life. The Miron farm has been in the family since 1887. He and his wife, Mary Ann have raised 6 children on the farm and now their two sons, Andrew and Paul farm alongside them. Fran represents the fourth generation, and his children are the fifth generation on the family farm near Hugo. Originally the farm had a diversification of livestock, but today the Miron’s specialize in dairy production. They milk 170 Holstein cows in a traditional stall barn and care for a total of 370 head of cattle. The milk produced on the family farm is processed at Ellsworth Creamery in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. In addition to the dairy, they farm nearly 800 acres of corn, soybeans and alfalfa to provide feed for their livestock.
Fran and his wife Mary Ann have a variety of jobs on the farm, but they always enjoy assisting in planting and harvesting crops. When it comes to cattle, Fran’s favorite is delivering newborn calves. No matter what the duty on the farm, they both enjoy being able to work alongside their children and 13 grandchildren. According to Fran, “The dairy farm has been a fabulous place to raise a family.” All of Fran and Mary Ann’s children live within a few miles of the farm and the farm serves as a place that the entire family can come together.
Mary Ann is an excellent cook and loves to incorporate dairy products into her recipes. Her favorite way to incorporate dairy is by adding cheese to salads and other dishes. Fran's favorite way to enjoy dairy products is by eating a heaping bowl of ice cream, especially after a long days work.