The SnA Farms Dahnkes
Steve always wears bib overalls, whether he is grooming or in the show ring. Most people have heard of him even if they don't recognize him. Steve grew up on a dairy farm, milking 100 head of Holstein cattle, and farming. As a youth he showed dairy cattle and was supreme showman. After high school, he raised hogs, in addition to managing the cattle and crops. Steve is knowledgeable about livestock. He also has a natural "eye" and can pick out good stock regardless of or species breed. He is also very good at identifying livestock that is not feeling well, which really helped with the sheep that can die before you can treat them, and also with the goats. He has graded cattle for livestock markets and also worked in them part time when the farm was slow. He did a video on dehorning goats with USDA several years ago.
Steve has only touched a computer once and that was with his elbow while reading the newspaper. He wiped out the entire desktop in the process. When you send an email to Steve, it gets printed and he reads the hard copy. Then, most likely, he'll pick up the phone and call you. He doesn't do voice mail either and is often in dead zones for cell service. If you really need to talk to him and he doesn't answer - call or text Anita. She'll know where he is.
Anita grew up on a hog and crop production farm. She has degrees in biology and chemistry with several minors including creative writing, philosophy, history, French, physics, sociology and post grad work in clinical psychology. She also did research in nutrition, has extensive experience in database management and artificial intelligence which is used to manage recordkeeping for the farm operation. She recently retired from the Executive Director position for the American Goat Federation. She and Steve are founding members and she joined the board in 2012 where she served as secretary/treasurer and then President before stepping down from the board to become Executive Director. She recently retired from that position after serving for 8 years. She owns and operates ATD Stuff, a management consulting, IT interface and website design company.