“Giving our best, from our families to yours”
At Pagel’s Ponderosa, farming runs in our blood.
We are undeniably a family farm. Family is at the core of everything we are and everything we stand for. Quality comes from working together with employees—some from third-generation farm backgrounds like us. Consistency comes from those same employees—many of whom have worked with us for a decade or more.
The Pagels consider their 100+ employees as family, and our family’s passion for farming is contagious! With the trust and hard work of our employees, Pagel’s Ponderosa continues to set industry records.
The Pagel’s Promise
Our family farm is committed to producing dairy products of the highest quality by:
- Practicing humane, low-stress cow handling
- Maintaining the local landscape integrity through environmental stewardship
- Providing a safe and respectful environment for employees
Our passion comes from pride in our family’s legacy, and our hard work honors the sacrifices our ancestors made to achieve the Pagel’s Ponderosa dream!
Bought in 1946 by Carl and Garnet Pagel, the farm started out with 80 acres and just a few cows, chickens, and hogs. Inspiration for the name, Pagel’s Ponderosa, came from the couple’s favorite western.
John T. Pagel was known for his innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. Under John’s leadership, the Ponderosa has implemented a nutrient recovery system, robotic technology and a flash cooling system.
Leaving a Lasting, Positive Footprint in Our Wisconsin Community
As a part of the Kewaunne community since 1946, Pagel’s Ponderosa understands the importance of giving back. All Pagel’s employees are strongly encouraged to volunteer for organizations or causes in which they have a passion. The Pagel leadership team exemplifies this—Bryan serves on the fire department, with Jamie & JJ serving on various industry boards.
Tour the Ponderosa!
Pagel’s Ponderosa prides itself on being is an open farm environment. Part of the farm’s mission is to educate our off-farm family about what day-to-day life is like on our modern, progressive dairy farm. With thousands of visitors annually, we invite everyone to tour the Ponderosa!