Area Student Athlete Named Wisconsin Dairy Athlete of the Month


Dustin Nolan
Prairie du Chien School
Class of 2025
Nolan Family Farms


Nolan: I am a member of the varsity baseball and football teams. In football, I play offensive line, tight end, defensive line, and linebacker. I earned my varsity letter with football my freshman year. Our football team was 7-0 last year and named conference champions.

How do you balance farm, school and athletics?

Nolan: My dad and brother cover my jobs when I am in sports events and practices, but a lot of the time in the summer I will work in the field all day and then go straight to baseball practice.

What hobbies / interests do you have outside of dairy farming? 

Nolan: I enjoy fishing, hunting, bull riding and derby cars.

How else are you involved in your local community?

Nolan: I have been in the Eastman Cloverleaf 4H club for 13 years, 3rd year in FFA, I volunteer at St. Feriole Island Memorial Gardens, church youth group and I am a member of our county’s dairy judging team.


What is your farm story and how long have you been involved in the operation?

Nolan: We milk 170 registered Holstein cows in a double 10-parlor.

What is your role on the farm?

Nolan: I milk cows, fieldwork, tillage, mix feed, feed calves, and fencing.

Who do you farm with?

Nolan: My Dad, Uncle Patrick, and my brother Prestin.

What is your favorite part of being involved with the farm?

Nolan: My favorite part of being on the farm is working with my Dad and learning new things about crops and animals.

Where does your farm ship its milk?

Nolan: AMPI

What product is your milk turned into?

Nolan: Cheese and Butter

Please share your most proud moments or farm achievements/awards?

Nolan: When my Dad let me do fieldwork for the first time by myself during COVID. I am also proud of our family farm’s rich heritage. We hosted the Crawford County Dairy Breakfast four times since it began.

Additional Information:

Nolan: I come from a large family. I have four sisters and three brothers. (Two of my brothers passed away in an ATV accident on our farm when my mom was pregnant with me.) I am proud to be raised on the farm that my Dad’s Great Uncles built and worked. That makes me a 4th generation farmer on the Nolan Family Farms.