Traci van der Ploeg - The Milkshed
Traci van der Ploeg grew up south of Albuquerque, NM and always had a love for agriculture and an interest in dairy marketing. She married her husband, Jeroen, in 2013 and they have three children- Geritt (6), and twins Teis and Andelynn (4). Traci was the coordinator for NM Ag in the Classroom, and sold dairy supplies before working for Freanna, Jeroen's family's milk and yoghurt production company. Traci now runs The Milkshed, a coffee shop created to market their dairy products. Traci and Jeroen were named one of four of the National Outstanding Young Farmers finalists.