Milking It with Young's Jersey Dairy - Part 2
Young's Jersey Dairy is celebrating its 153rd birthday, and two representatives of the 4-generation family business have joined us for the premiere episode of our second season of 3-2-1 PROFITS - THE PODCAST!
John Young and his father, Dan, sat down with your host, Gery Deer, in the company's brand new dairy store, three miles north of the village of Yellow Springs, Ohio, on U.S. 68.
In this two-part series, Dan and John talk with Gery about how the family grew the business from a small farm to what can only be called a regional destination where families have been coming for generations.
History of Young's Dairy
"Young’s history began in 1869 when relatives of the Young Family built the red barn. Hap Young bought the 60-acre farm and house shortly after the end of World War II. For the next 10 years, Hap and his three sons, Carl, Bob, and Bill, farmed the 60 acres, plus up to 500 additional rented acres. They grew grain, raised hogs, and milked cows.
In 1958, the Young Family decided to try to sell their Jersey milk directly to the public. The first salesroom was a modest operation. A 10’ by 10’ room was added to the end of the milk room. The equipment was also modest – some glass jugs, a refrigerator, a cash drawer, and the honor system. The customer would drive up, open the refrigerator, get his gallon of milk, leave an empty jug and the money, and drive away."
Eventually, the first dairy store was built to sell milk and their famous ice cream. This fall, the family opened a massive dairy store and their plans don't stop there! Listen as Dan and John tell this history from their own family memories and experience.
They give you a look at how the multi-generation management of the business works together, how they come up with new ideas and their ideas of success. In addition, you'll learn how such a company stays relevant and profitable - focusing on keeping everyone successful from the ice cream scooper and barn cleaner to their vendors and community partners.
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