John, who has a degree from Cornell University, operates Koepke Farms Inc., Oconomowoc, in partnership with his dad Jim and uncles Alan and David. Koepke Farms milks 330 Holstein cows, raises replacement heifers and has 970 acres dedicated to corn, soybeans and hay. John and his wife, Kim have three sons and are active members of the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin. In 2003, John was named Watertown Area Outstanding Young Farmer and also received a citation from the Wisconsin Assembly for dedication to excellence in dairy management and a commendation from the Office of the Governor for distinguished dairy management. In 2009, the Dairy Farmers of America selected Koepke Farms as an American Dairy of Distinction, one of seven farms nationwide chosen to receive the honor. Since 2004, Koepke Farms continues as an active participant in the Discovery Farms program. John also serves as a town board supervisor for the Town of Oconomowoc. He is also a Waukesha County Farm Bureau board member and past president of the Waukesha County Milk Producers Cooperative.