David and Alan Hildebrand are brothers and co-owners, along with their wives, of Hildebrand Farms Dairy Inc. They have lived and worked on the farm since they were big enough to carry a bucket and are responsible for what the dairy is today. David and Alan farm over 2,000 acres, raising the majority of the feed for our herd of Holsteins. David’s emphasis is the farming operation, but he does help out in the processing plant. He handles the FSA paperwork. Alan is the plant manager and handles all of the processing. He is also one of our certified lab techs. They both work tirelessly, in all aspects of our farming operation, to keep the farm up to the standards we feel make it a quality business.
David and his wife Kathy have been since 1973. Kathy works in the on-farm store as the office manager. She also does all the books for the farm and is the go to gal for all of our 75+ stores. They have two children. Their oldest, Julie, was married in November 2009 to Phillip Glasgow and they live a short distance from the farm. She graduated from Fort Hays State University and is currently working full-time as the office admininstrative assistant, working in the store and oversees the website. Their daughter, Kelly, was born in July 2011 and accompanies Julie at work. She is a big help! Their son, Tod, graduated from Chapman High School in 2010 and is currently attending Salina VoTech in the automotive field. Tod works on the farm after school and during weekends.
Alan and his wife Mary have been married since 1988. Mary is a full time fourth grade teacher at Garfield Elementary School in Abilene, Kansas she also a certified lab tech and does the majority of our lab work. They have three children. Their oldest, Melissa, is currently working full-time at the farm. She is the plant manager and also handles the promotional aspects of the processing operation. She graduated from KSU. Melissa was married to Brett Reed in May 2010. They son, Weston, was born in August 2012. Their sons, Jake and Adam, are also very involved in the farm. Jake graduated from North Central Technical College majoring in Agricultural Equipment Technology in 2011. Jake is currently working fulltime here on the farm. Adam will graduate from Chapman High School in 2014. He works in the milk barn after school and on weekends when he isn't helping in the field.