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Continued: Fitzgerald sisters come together to help run Soaring Eagle Dairy in Wisconsin

  • Article by: AMY HANSON , HTR Media
  • Last update: June 24, 2013 - 12:06 AM

The sisters had a positive example of what was possible for them in their mom, Sandie.

"We're all very strong and good dairy women. We had an excellent female role model growing up," Maurer said of her mother who raised five children while handling farm duties including: bookkeeping, driving tractor and cutting hay. "I think that's part of what shaped us all."

And, for those who may doubt that these strong-willed sisters can't handle being farmers as well as men can, they don't let that stop them.

"We do the same stuff," Klotz said. "We do. We work as hard as they do."

"The cows still have four udders!," Goehring joked.

"At the end of the day, if you don't want to play, I'll take my bat and ball, and play somewhere else," Maurer added.

She and her sisters invite the public to come and see their operation firsthand for those interested in learning more about agriculture.

"There's a lot of responsibility, but there's a lot of reward," Maurer said.

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