But Casey says it was the miracle of her father recovering from a life-threatening farm accident in 2013 that was the biggest and best-answered prayer.
Greg says he leaned on his faith and help from family and friends to learn how to walk again and get back to the farm.
“I really feel like my upbringing on the farm, playing sports in high school and my faith helped me,” Greg says. “Everybody pitched in, and it was my job to recover. I got a taste of early retirement, and I didn’t like it.”
Casey says that she looks back on the time she spent with her dad, driving him to physical therapy or just eating slices of pie together after school, as a gift.
“Obviously, I knew my dad, but I never got the chance to really know him as an adult. During that time, we were able to talk about life. We talked about farming. That was when I realized that dairy farming is in my blood, too,” she says.