In “Young Farmer, New Business,” meet dairy farmer Jennifer Mapes of Mapes Farm Fresh LLC in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania. This Penn State alumna is seeing her high school scholarship essay come to life. Mapes started a business last year, processing milk and selling her Mapes Farm Fresh brand at her own store and to other retail partners.
This new venture is her dairy dream come true, along with having a barn filled with “excellent Brown Swiss cows,” as she remembers the winning essay that she wrote back in high school.
Watch “This American Dairy Farmer” to learn more about the story behind the scholarship – and why her chocolate milk is so special to her family, and her customers alike.