Long Hollow Dairy Farm

I’ve lived on this farm my entire life and never wanted to do anything else.

Up in the northwest corner of Georgia is the Long Hollow Dairy Farm, which is owned and operated by the Millican family. Second generation dairy farmers, Alex and his brother Kim, took it over from their father, who had started the dairy in 1958.

Alex and his daughter Rachel keep the day-to-day farm operations running smoothly. Long Hollow milks 100 Holstein cows, with a few Jerseys mixed into the herd. One of their favorite cows, named Miracle, truly lives up to her name — having survived a bad snowstorm at the beginning of her life. Miracle is beloved by visitors when the family hosts local school classes, business groups and neighbors who make a trip to the farm.

In busy times of the year and on the weekends, Rachel’s husband, Matt, and son, Jake, come to help out with the milking and field work. Extended family also comes to visit and lend a hand with silage and milking — embodying what it means to be a true multigenerational family farm.

I love that we can produce a wholesome product and enjoy ourselves, too.