The Moes Family

Goodwin, South Dakota

The Moes family has been milking cows in South Dakota since 1884. The fourth generation, Jim and Greg, joined the operation in the early 1970s. Today, the operation includes three separate business entities: MoDak Dairy, MoDak Feeds and MoDak Trucking.

Dairy Today has been following Jim and Greg’s journey, which also includes nine siblings—all of whom are heirs to part of the family’s land base but none of whom are active in the business. Their mother, Eileen, owns several quarters of the land the Moeses operate. Another huge chunk of land is in a family trust, with other siblings named as heirs to specific quarters.