Altfrid Krusenbaum and his wife Sue operate Krusen Grass Farms, LLC, a 340-acre certified organic dairy and beef operation. They milk 150 cows and raise 80 heifers and 35 steers a year for direct marketing certified organic grass-fed and grass-finished beef.
Altfrid was born, raised, and formally educated in Germany. During his studies and after graduating with a degree in animal and dairy science he completed several internships in Germany, Canada, and the United States. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1986 and since 1990 has been operating on the current farm.
In the wintertime Altfrid speaks on many issues related to management intensive grazing and organics and is especially engaged in developing career paths for aspiring farmers. Having trained interns for 20 years, he is currently offering sharemilking opportunities for young people to get established in dairy farming. Altfrid is an NRCS-certified Grazing Specialist. He worked in that capacity in southeast Wisconsin from 2005-2010.
Krusen Grass Farms is one of the pioneers in pasture-based dairy and beef farming in southeast Wisconsin. Management intensive grazing has been at the heart of the farming operation since 1992. The farm hosts numerous tours every year for local schools, customers, producers, and groups from around the globe.