Kolb Dairy, Inc. Awarded 2021 Form-A-Feed Outstanding Dairy

Posted: January 19, 2022

Kolb Dairy, Inc. of Paynesville, MN was awarded the 2021 Form-A-Feed Outstanding Dairy of the Year Award at the Form-A-Feed Professional Dairy Conference at Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Welch, MN on January 13, 2022.

This is the 12th year Form-A-Feed has awarded an Outstanding Dairy of the Year Award.  To qualify for this award, a Form-A-Feed representative must nominate a recipient for their commitment and involvement in the dairy industry, community, and country.  This year, Kolb Dairy, Inc. was selected to receive this award.


Kolb Dairy, Inc. is a century dairy farm in Paynesville, MN established in 1861 and is in it’s 5th and 6th generation currently owned by Theresa Kolb, Mike Kolb and Tanya Guck, David and Nicole Kolb, Leon Kolb, and Jason Kolb.  Several family members are actively involved on the farm in a unique role.  They are currently milking 440 cows, farm about 2,000 tillable acres and manage five farm sites with the help of family and six full time employees.


The Kolb family is active in community organizations such as 4-H, FFA, St. Martin Lions, dairy knowledge bowl and dairy judging.  David Kolb is on the Irrigators Association of MN board and Mike Kolb sits on the alumni board of directors of the University of Minnesota – Waseca.

“The Kolb family is deserving of this award for their commitment to family, commitment to farming, raising cattle and positioning the farm for the next generation,” said Thomas Schoenfeld who is the Kolb Dairy’s Form-A-Feed nutrition and production specialist. “They are moving forward in today’s ever-changing and challenging industry.”


Each year, the Form-A-Feed Outstanding Dairy Award winner selects a person or organization from their community to be awarded with the Wayne Quinn monetary award.  This year, the Kolb’s chose the St. Martin Fire Department for the Wayne Quinn Award to help purchase more recovery equipment for bin rescues.

The Wayne Quinn Award is not only a monetary award designed to give back to the community, but it is also an award to honor the memory of the late Waynn Quinn, a former Form-A-Feed employee who lost his life to cancer in August 2010.

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Pictured from left to right is: Eric Nelson (Form-A-Feed), Tanya Guck, Doug Fjelland (Form-A-Feed), Milk Kolb, Jason Kolb, Kaelynn Kolb, David Kolb (holding plaque), Nicole Kolb, Kyle Kolb, Theresa Kolb, Cloey Kolb, Leon Kolb, Tate Hill (St. Martin Fire Department), James Orbeck (St. Martin Fire Department), Thomas Schoenfeld (Form-A-Feed, and Dan Kohls (Form-A-Feed).

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