February 14, 2022

A dairy good valentine

Topic: Leadership

Want to add value to your family's operation? On this Valentine's Day, join Emmery and Ezra as they visit with Maartje (van Bedaf) Murphy, founder of Duchessa Gelato. Maartje shares why her family immigrated from the Netherlands to settle in North Dakota.


She talks about how her passion for cows, family, and the Netherlands inspired her to begin Duchessa Gelato. Maartje shares her strategies for success in diversifying agriculture and starting a small business.

Maartje works with her family's dairy in Carrington, N.D., and has recently opened Cows and Co Creamery producing artisan gelato, authentic gouda cheese, and cheddar cheese curds all made with their farm fresh milk.

Maartje was featured on Forbes 30 under 30 in 2021.

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