Working side by side with family has always been a part of Maassen Dairy’s history.
"Our family has always worked with family," Lee Maassen, owner of Maassen Dairy in Maurice, said. "That teamwork gives us a lot of synergy."
Lee Maassen works with his three sons on the family’s dairy farm in Sioux County. Before that, Lee’s father, John, worked with his father.
Like most Iowa dairy farms, the northwest Iowa dairy has always been a place that has supported these partnerships. And through the years, the farm has expanded to accommodate the next generation.
Maassen Dairy began with 15 head of registered Brown Swiss cows. Lee’s grandpa, Teunis, emigrated with his parents from Holland in 1902. Lee’s father, John, was born in 1921 and would partner with Teunis to raise the first 15 head.
Lee joined the farm after...