Brian and Kärin McCann, owners
Brian is the youngest of seven children and grew up in Elk River, MN and graduated from Elk River Sr. High in 1987. He worked in a wood shop for 5 years, before moving on to die casting for 16 years, until the company went under. Currently he is making a living as a gentleman farmer. When he's not working on the farm, he enjoys showing his goats, hunting and playing cards.
Kärin, pronounced "CAR-in" (it's a scandanavian thing) grew up in Zimmerman MN, and also went to Elk River Sr. High, where she met her future husband, Brian. Kärin then continued on to college and graduated from St. Cloud State University in 1993 with her Bachelors Degree in Education. In 2000 she received her Masters Degree from St. Mary's University. She has been an elementary teacher in Zimmerman for the past 25 years. She is an avid reader and loves being with family and friends.
We have been married for twenty-seven years, having two children along the way. Our daughter Mackenzie is 26 and lives and works in the Twin Cities. Our son Dillon is 23 and he and his wife, Mary, live in St. Cloud. We welcomed the next generation of McCann's in July, when our beautiful granddaughter, Vivian Eileen McCann was born. She is our sunshine!
We moved to our little "hobby" farm in the middle of a cold January in 2008. When we moved in, Mackenzie suggested that we get some goats, which both Brian and I scoffed at, but by March we had a 6 month old Highland bull (Tully), and by August Mackenzie got her two pygmy goats (Edward and Bella). With that, a passion for goats and farming was born. We bought four bred Boer does in March of 2009, all of which had twins a few weeks later, and our goat farm started. In 2009 we added dairy goats to the farm, and our focus shifted to milk production and competitive showing.
We are proud to say that our barn holds many permanent ADGA Champions and prolific milkers!
We take a hands-on approach on our farm, with an emphasis on quality, not quantity, to raise healthy, happy animals.