Meet the Host Family

Back 40 Acres Dairy Farm

Each year a Shawano County farm opens their doors to the community for Brunch on the Farm! Get to know the farmers who work hard everyday to care for their animals and produce milk we all enjoy.

Host Family: Wayne & Connie Nischke, Kayla & David Coehoorn, and Ashley and Ricky Mikle

Back 40 Acres Farmstead: A new free stall barn with robots was added in 2017.

About the Farm

Back 40 Acres is a 150 cow, robotic dairy farm located outside of Pulaski. It is owned and operated by Wayne and Connie Nischke along with their children Kayla and David Coehoorn and Ashley and Ricky Mikle. They updated their facilities from a tie-stall barn to two DeLaval robot milking systems and free stall barn in 2017. They farm 750 acres of corn, alfalfa, soybeans, and wheat.

Wayne and Kayla work full time on the farm with all others helping part time and working off farm in the agriculture industry. Connie works for Nutrition Service Co of Pulaski and David works for Bentley Family Farms in Pulaski. Ashley and Ricky also own and operate a customer harvest operation while working at United Cooperative and Riesterer and Schnell respectively. The next generation is also being raised on the farm with four grandchildren in the family. The family is looking forward to hosting Brunch this year!