December 2, 2023
Kyle and Rachel Zwieg are back working on their farm after spending a few days in Neenah with other young farm couples and competing for Outstanding Young Farmer.  As first place winners the couple will compete next year in the national competition hosted by the Wisconsin OYF group.

ASHIPPUN – “All the people there were great to meet. Rachel and I had a wonderful weekend,” said Kyle Zwieg, the sixth generation Oconomowoc area dairy and crop farmer who was named Wisconsin’s Outstanding Young Farmer recently at Neenah.

The couple was selected from a field of six candidates from around the state, all outstanding candidates in their own right, according to the Zwiegs.

Zwieg’s family established their farm in 1856 and Kyle says he always had an interest in continuing the family farming business but he knew it would take careful planning and education.

He began his effort by taking a job at a successful nearby dairy farm where he not only earned money that he would eventually use to invest in his family’s farm but gained a wealth of knowledge from his employers during the process.