My name is Richard Millsap, otherwise known as Dick. Jalon Farms is a progressive operation and well known in our local community and beyond. John is always focused on ways to advance and improve the operation and, as a result, we are provided with excellent working conditions. I enjoy everything that I do on the farm, especially working with the cows and the calves. A large portion of my day is also spent with equipment, doing field work, and feeding animals. When I get up in the morning and head to work, I know that I’m doing what I was meant to do… an I love it! When I’m not at work I’m thinking about the farm; it’s definitely a big part of who I am. I’ve been working here for 20 years, and have enjoyed every minute of it.
Welcome to Miller’s Dairy web site. I am Shawn Corbeil and I have been working on the farm most of my life. I am now happily married to Ashton and I am a proud father to Lauren, life is good! The best thing about working here is the diversity of work and my awesome co-workers, John included. I am learning every skill and every trade from heavy equipment to electrician to plumber. My main job is working at Miller’s Dairy and occasionally milking “the girls” or doing tractor work. I have an awesome boss who is also an amazing step-dad and friend. John is a great role model and he is funny to boot. I’m proud to be a part of the team at Jalon Farms, home of Miller’s Dairy 2012. Jersey milk tastes great so please enjoy!
I was raised on a dairy farm in Eastern Ontario and have remained connected to my agricultural roots. I spent twenty five years working in the feed industry and then, thirteen years with Canwest DHI. I have known John and Marie Miller for many years and know they are successful business people. Bottling fresh Jersey milk, at Miller’s Dairy, is going to be an exciting business and I feel confident in joining their team as plant manager.
Introducing Wayne Folkheard. As a young boy I wanted to be either a farmer or a truck driver. This quest started at Besse’s Dairy in Stayner in 1963. There I would wash bottles, bottle milk, and help make butter and ice cream. When needed I would deliver milk to small stores and restaurants in Wasaga Beach at a time when you could drive on the beach from one end to the other. I started picking up milk cans when Besse’s opened a powder milk plant on Stayner’s main street, next to their dairy. This milk came from Simcoe and Grey counties. Cans were eventually phased out and I started picking up milk in a bulk tanker, single axle Ford Mercury truck. Although I tried other jobs, being around farms and trucks drew me back to a career driving milk tankers. I would also milk cows for a local dairy farmer in Stayner. Before retiring in 2011, I was privileged to see dairy farms being passed on through three generations. During 34 years of driving for Trebell Transport, I have delivered milk to most dairy plants in the G.T.A. and points west to Tara, Teeswater, and North Bay. My life has now come full circle and in 2014 I am proud to be a member of the Miller’s Dairy TEAM, bottling milk and helping to maintain the plant. Here I have new friends who are young enough to be my grandchildren. Life is good! Not Quite The End.
Hello, my name is Matt Dodge. I was born and raised in Collingwood Ontario and have always carried a certain amount of local pride. My journey through life has seen me move around the province and even out to Vancouver British Columbia. While out west I started truck driving doing many long haul runs all over British Columbia, Alberta and many runs down into the United States. With all of my travels I eventually realized there was only one place I wanted to settle down to start my family and that was where I came from… home. I am excited to join the team at Miller’s Dairy because I believe in what they’re doing! I feel proud to be a part of producing and delivering such a high quality product to my local community. I look forward to meeting our Miller’s Dairy customers.
Miller’s Dairy fresh Jersey milk is very popular now and as I drive the delivery truck I often get a friendly wave because people recognize the truck. My name is Kevin Lageer and I enjoy working for John and Marie. Along with driving the delivery truck I work in the bottling plant as the whole TEAM carefully bottles your milk. I feel a sense of pride interacting with our customers and building strong relationships with our patrons. I love being part of a high-tech farm where quality and safety are paramount. I am honoured to deal with this natural, high quality product that is of the highest nutritional value… and I think “the girls” like me!
Hi folks. My name is Melissa Irwin and I joined the Jalon Farms TEAM in Sept 2017. I work part time as a Relief Milker. I also work as a Massage Therapist at Iwa Spa in the Blue Mountain Village and Pillitteri Winery in Niagara on the Lake. Even though I work seven days a week getting to see the girl’s faces when I get to the barn make it all worth while. I was born in the area and lived on a dariy farm til I was five years old. When I moved back from Alberta I worked at Walkhavern Farms for five years milking the cows and helping out in the fields. I also worked for Henry Farms in Innifil to put myself through School so I guess you can say that farming is in my blood. Working for Jalon Farms has been an awesome experience because I get to work with amzing poeple, work for a great boss and most of all work with “the Girls!” Thank you and enjoy your high quality Jersey milk from Miller’s Dairy.
Hi, I am Jessie and I am the newest member to the Miller’s Dairy TEAM. Since starting I have been welcomed with open arms and it’s wonderful to work with such a great group of people! Miller’s Dairy is a company that is progressively making a difference to protect our environment while still producing such amazing products. I run the office and I love coming in everyday! I get to deal with all of our amazing customers and clients. Hearing all of their admiration and love that they have for our brand has made it easy for me to call Miller’s Dairy my second home.
I’m Jack Millsap a proud member of the Miller’s Dairy TEAM. I grew up on a beef farm 5 minutes south of Creemore and have been drinking Miller’s milk ever since I was a kid. It’s been a good experience to see the agriculture industry from the dairy side of things. At Miller’s Dairy I work in the Plant bottling milk and making ice cream. As well, on the farm side I do chores in the barn, feeding and caring for “the girls”. Ever since joining the TEAM my experience has been very positive working with great new people and my Uncle Dick.
Hi I’m Erwin! I was born and raised on a farm in Hohenheide, Germany just south of Denmark until I was 13 years old and then we made the move to Canada. After being here for a few years, I was 15, as a part time job in the summer I always wanted to work on the farm, so I did. It was just a way of life for me when I was young. Now after having worked for 45 years in the Tool and Die/Mold Making Industry I retired 13 years ago. One day, in 2018, in early spring Marie came walking past our house and asked if I wanted a grass cutting job and I thought what a great idea! I never looked back. Since then I also help making ice cream, what a great product. I would not trade my part time job for anything in the world! We have some very amazing people that work for John and Marie, and you could not ask for better people to work for, an amazing family business. Thank you so much for letting me be part of your TEAM.
Our staff, 2004, during the new barn construction. Richard and Shawn have been with us for more than twenty years, while Marc (bleached blonde hair), our eldest son, is working as a Senior Actuarial Analyst in London, England. Our staff enjoy working here as evidenced by their many years of service, hard work and dedication.