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Gar-Lin Dairy Farm Overview Video

Meet Gar-Lin Dairy


Gar-Lin Dairy is a multi-generation farm owned by Gary and Linda Allen and their children, Dean Allen and Dana Allen-Tully.

Family Dairy Collaboration


Gar-Lin Dairy has had a collaboration with University of Minnesota, CVM (College of Veterinary Medicine) for more than 14 years on faculty research projects as well as providing opportunities for student learning. Currently, Gerard Cramer, DVM DVSc, is working with the farm on a hoof trimming research project.


Les Hansen, PhD, of the U’s Animal Science Department has collaborated with Gar-Lin Dairy as part of a crossbreeding study for over nine years.

Award Winning Dairy Repeatedly


The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) honors Gar-Lin Dairy Farms, Inc. of Eyota, MN as recipients of the 2017 Dairy Appreciation Award.

This prestigious award recognizes individuals and their team who have made outstanding contributions to the dairy industry and for supporting the college’s education and research missions. CVM’s Dairy Production Medicine Group selects the recipient each year by vote. 

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