Host Family Farm

The 2018 Host Farm • Van handel dairy farm

Front row: Jacob, Katelyn & Lucas

Back row: Craig & Leah

Craig and Leah VanHandel began farming in October of 2005 on the farm Craig's grandfather Art VanHandel purchased in 1987 to continue the legacy.


Craig was born and raised on his family farm north of Little Chute that was purchased from his great great grandfather. Craig's family has been involved in the dairy industry since his ancestors came to this great country.

With the local dairy landscape, they knew the struggles would be hard and the days would be long, but they wanted to teach their children Jacob (17), Lucas (14), and Katelyn (12) that faith, determination, and hard work are a few of the most important qualities. These are the values that have been handed down through his parents Greg and Jean VanHandel, who hosted the 200 Outagamie County Breakfast on the Farm.

Now Craig's very own family milks 100 cows and raises all of their own young stock in a traditional tie stall barn, and crop roughly 400 acres.

Every family has a story and the VanHandel's would like to welcome you to theirs.