Two men talking with Larson Farms in the background.

The Larson Family

Woody, John, Jacob & Travis

Legendary dairy farmer Red Larson first moved to Florida in 1942, where he got a summer job milking cows by hand. Red and his wife, Reda, later opened their first dairy west of Fort Lauderdale. Eventually, the family relocated to Okeechobee County in the 1960s, where their sons, Woody and John, and grandsons, Jacob and Travis, carry on the family’s dairy farming legacy today.

Recently, the Larsons debuted a new project with San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, Brightmark Energy, which will convert a total of 230,000 tons of dairy manure per year from 9,900 cows into renewable natural gas.

Larson Family Member Standing at dairy farm.