As a young man, Dale McClellan breathed new life into his family’s dairy operation. In the more than 30 years since then, he has raised a family of hard-working farmers who will help him take their business into the future.
He was raised on Sunny Brook Dairy, a Tampa farm and milk-processing facility owned by his grandparents. When Sunny Brook hit financial troubles in the late 1970s, a young McClellan started his own dairy with 500 cows that had been owned by his grandparents.
He reopened the plant as M&B Products in 1987; in 2003 he moved the cattle about 70 miles north, from Hillsborough County to Lecanto. Today, the farm milks about 700 cows three times daily. The processing plant has been recognized for its proactive approach to meeting Florida school nutrition guidelines.