About this speaker
Emily, her husband Tim, and his parents, Jon and Lisa, co-own and operate a 130-cow organic dairy farm in Elko, Minnesota. The Zweber farm is a progressive, diversified, and sustainable fourth generation family farm. The Zwebers joined Organic Valley in 2008 and became 100 percent grain-free in 2016. In addition to dairy production, the Zwebers raise grass-fed beef, all natural pork, and pastured poultry.
In addition to Emily’s past participation on the Executive Committee for the inaugural Generation Organic, Organic Valley’s young farmer program, Emily and Tim received the Generation Organic Award in 2015. Currently, Emily serves on the Organic Valley Co-op Committee where she gives guidance regarding cooperative issues to the farmer board of directors. In addition to farming, Emily is an educator in her community, conducting many farm tours and school visits, and reaching over 1,000 students and adults with her message of food sustainability for the future.