The Horning Family believes in community service. Katelyn received the 2017 Michigan Farm Bureau Volunteer of the Year Award. Jeff and Katelyn are active as 4-H leaders for their county 4-H dairy judging and quiz bowl teams. Jeff has also worked as a township trustee and planning commission member. Jeff’s wife, Lynda, is the dairy’s bookkeeper and calf feeder, and serves as the county Farm Bureau Rural Education Days co-chair. She is also the Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee chair.
Earl is a past member of the United Dairy Industry of Michigan board of directors. He is also the former director of the Board of Education and was a member of the County Land Use Committee. Jeff and Lynda have three children who are the third generation to attend Michigan State University. All four of their grandparents and both parents are MSU graduates. Katelyn graduated from MSU with degrees in animal science and agribusiness management and is now working full time on the farm. Her husband, Joe, works for Michigan Milk Producers Association. Natalie is now an agriculture education teacher, and Mason recently graduated from the MSU ag industries technical program and is working full-time on the farm.