MPW.67 / 2015 Home of the Happy Cow by Lauren Schneiderman
Photographer
Lauren Schneiderman Queens, N.Y.
Team Gilka

Recipient of the Team Gilka Award
Story Summary

“Come on girls,” Stephanie Rhodes says as she wrangles more than 100 Brown Swiss cows into the milk barn at one of the last remaining dairy farms in Perry County. Voelker Swiss Farm sits on Highway 61 a few miles outside of Perryville, Missouri. Charles Voelker owns the farm and works with his three employees, his son Chad Voelker, David Rhoden and Stephanie Rhodes, who work together to keep the dairy thriving.