PAUL, OLIVIA, AUBREY (not pictured), JULIE (SCHLIMGEN) JONES
Paul is a Physical Therapist and Julie works in the Belleville School District as a Math Interventionist. Their help is invaluable with the farm store, farmers markets, IT help, special events, and farm chores. Julie is a shareholder of Specialized Electric and assists there with office management.
Lisa manages the meat business, takes care of all farm record keeping and advertising, helps as needed with field work, does daily farm chores, handles herd health, and is actively involved in calving out the cows during the spring and fall.
Dennis does all aspects of morning and night chores, plants and harvests the crops, manages the cattle feed program, assists with breeding decisions, maintains the farm machinery, does all farm repairs and maintenance, and manages all cattle sales. Dennis also works off the farm as owner and operator of Specialized Electric, Inc. Specialized Electric is a commercial electrical contracting business that has 40 employees and services the Madison and surrounding areas.
Patrick has his own farm in Argyle, WI named Dreamy 280 South, LLC. Patrick's farm is an extension in all aspects of Dreamy 280. Patrick works collaboratively with Dennis in managing all of the cattle at both farms. Dreamy 280 South houses the bulls and young stock. Patrick's rotationally grazed pastures are perfect for summer grazing and his pasture irrigation system ensures that the grass is always lush and ready for cows to graze. Patrick makes breeding and mating decisions, performs artificial insemination, markets and sells Dreamy 280 cattle, works to get the show cattle ready, helps with all field work, and is always ready to help whenever needed. Patrick is a shareholder of Specialized Electric where he works full time as an electrician.
Hope lives in Elkhorn, Wisconsin and is a Special Education teacher. She enjoys coming home and helping with the show cattle and is always willing to help on the farm whenever needed. Hope makes regular meat sale deliveries to customers in and around Elkhorn. She is involved with farm events and meat business activities.
Dennis, Lisa, Julie, Patrick and Hope Schlimgen
2792 Cave of the Mounds Road
Blue Mounds, WI 53517
Dreamy 280: 608-437-8074
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