By Baxter Colburn
Five generations of hard work have helped shaped the Door County landscape into what it is today, thanks to Olson Family Farms. Rich Olson’s family was one of the first to bring a gas-engine-powered tractor to Door County. Olson Family Farms also introduced the very first robotic milking machines, an addition that Olson says has added incredible benefits for his production and longevity of his farm.
Olson’s reach stems much further throughout the community thanks to his work in Southern Door. His work with the Southern Door High School FFA club allows him to advise and teach future agriculturalists while raising money for the school.
Outside the FFA, Olson continues a 26-year adventure as a volunteer firefighter for the Southern Door Fire Department. He’s held the role of captain for 16 of those years.