Meet Melisa Konecky, fifth generation farmer, of Beauty View Farm near Wahoo, NE.
What Beauty View Farm offers:
- Pasteurized dairy products from their Guernsey cows, including:
- Cow Milk
- Cow Butter
- Cow Milk Ice Cream
- Cheese Curds
- Chicken Eggs
- On-farm classes, tours, and events!
“Built on hard work, integrity and looking at the bright side.”
Beauty View Farm is a fifth-generation farm located in Wahoo, Neb. The Konecky family, who are the heart and soul of Beauty View Farm, have been farming in Saunders County Nebraska since 1879 and expanded into milking cattle in the 1950’s when Tom Konecky won a Guernsey calf as a 14-year-old in a dairy judging contest. Since then the family has primarily been in the dairy industry while continuing to look for new ways to diversify farming income.
Beauty View Farm currently farms corn, soybeans, alfalfa, straw rye, beef cows and Guernsey cows. From the Guernsey cow’s, Beauty View sells milk and ice cream and has partnered with Dutch Girl Creamery to sell cheeses and cheese curds. Along with these products Beauty View Farms also offer events, classes, and farm tours to anyone that would like to learn more about what they have going on. The classes include creation of charcuterie boards, appetizers, meals and more. The tours they offer are around different parts of their operations; milk parlor, cattle feeding, baby calves, beef cattle, crops, STEM, agriculture education, animal science, life science, biology, food science and more.
Learning More About Agriculture & Common Ground Nebraska
A unique resource that Beauty View Farm offers is a blog/resource page run by Melisa Konecky that is housed on the Beauty View Farm’s Website. This page has Melisa’s blog entries addressing things she has experienced within the world of agriculture. Melisa is a member of “Common Ground Nebraska, a group of farming women having conversations about food and how it's grown and produced.” This is a place where personal experiences are shared along with science and research. The reason behind having a blog/resource page, as well as being a part of a group like this, is to help consumers understand the common myths and misinformation surrounding food and farming, with hopes they will become educated consumers.
Where to find Beauty View Farm:
- Peruse their locally made products and shop online: https://beautyviewfarms.com/products
- Visit the Beauty View Farm Store at 2075 County Rd K near Wahoo, NE! For hours, check their Facebook page or contact Beauty View by clicking the link below.
- Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beautyviewfarm/
- Contact info: http://buylocalnebraska.org/online-food-guide/beauty-view-farm
This article was written in collaboration with Buy Fresh Buy Local staff and UNL Student Elijah Riley.