FORT MORGAN – When you’re a dairy farmer who sells milk to a cheese producer, it’s only natural that your last name evokes the question:
Kraft, as in Kraft Cheese?
No, Chris Kraft responded, he’s not from that Kraft family. He’s from the Kraft family that grew up in South Africa, where his father was a minister and Desmond Tutu was a dinner guest before Tutu became an international figure.
Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams toured Kraft dairy with state Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, on Aug. 16.
How appropriate that this blog appears on Labor Day weekend because even with the latest in milking equipment, a dairy farm is a labor-intensive operation.
“I could not get over the size of the operation, and how well it is run,” Secretary Williams said. “This is an exceptional Colorado business and the awards on their walls are proof of that.”
Among those awards: Morgan County’s Large Business of the Year in 2007. The Krafts employ 85 people.