- Our Family
- Art, Agnes, Tim, Greg
- Loveland, CO
- Why dairy farming?
- Family tradition is being stewards of the land.
The Koldeways have spent nearly 80 years in the dairy business. They started in 1933 when Art Koldeways father, T.A. Koldeway, was forced to make a geographical change for health reasons. He was a severe asthmatic and needed a drier climate, so he left New Munster, Wisconsin on a train destined for Littleton, Colorado.
After arriving, he knew immediately it was where he wanted to relocate his family and continue working in the dairy business. The family lived on the May ranch for a few years until T.A. was able to purchase the 160 acre farm of his dreams on West Bowles Avenue. He called it Edge Wood farm and had six sons and three daughters there.
Art was one of those sons and he was very interested in following in his father’s footsteps. He couldn’t ignore the family tradition of being stewards of the land. At age ten he received a heifer calf, which was the beginning of his own dairy business. In 1950 he married Agnes Rose Dreiling, thus the beginning of A&A dairy. Together, they rented an 80-acre farm in Littleton and milked about 20 cows. Due to significant development going on in that area at the time, the 80 acres were sold and they were forced to relocate.
After months of searching around the state, the family found 160 acres in Loveland in 1961. The farm needed a lot of work when they bought it – they burned down out-buildings, leveled the land, built corrals and remodeled the dilapidated farmhouse. The barn and remodeled home are still in use today.
In 1998 A&A Dairy LLC was formed, at which time the sons Tim and Greg took over the operation. Today, they are owners of the dairy and are carrying on the family legacy. Tim and Greg continue to maintain the dairy in a beautiful place. They plan to continue in the business they love for as long as they can. Art and Agnes are still involved in the dairy. Art has a place to go every day, and Agnes still attends to the records for Tim and Greg.
Learn more about the Koldeway family’s history here.