Tagged for life
The father-daughter team gets help from their wife and mom, Judy, as well as Melissa’s husband, Adam, who both hold down off-farm jobs. They first met back at the county fair. Adam was working for the National Holstein Association and he informed Melissa that Clessons River had been eartagging their cows backwards. “He started picking on me,” she recalls with a chuckle. After the fair, though, Adam emailed Melissa and the two began dating. When they married on the farm, the wedding favors were personalized eartags.