FREDERICKTOWN — Guest speaker Luconda Dager, President of Velvet Ice Cream, had a lot in common with her audience Saturday at the Knox County Dairy Service Unit’s annual meeting. As fourth-generation leader of a family business celebrating 100 years in 2014, she relates to the nonstop demands on the time of dairy farmers.

“There’s really no separation between your personal life and work when you’re in a family business,” she said.

“To be successful means a 24/7 commitment. You have to have a vision and passion for your business, work hard and have your heart in it 100 percent.”

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  • The Bouton sisters, from left, Ella, Audrey and Jillian, accepted Knox County Dairy Service Unit awards for their family’s Kokosing Farms, Saturday in Fredericktown.

    Bill Amick/News The Bouton sisters, from left, Ella, Audrey and Jillian, accepted Knox County Dairy Service Unit awards for their family’s Kokosing Farms, Saturday in Fredericktown. Buy Now

  • Outgoing Knox County Dairy Queen Amanda Burke, center, introduced Melissa Mickley, left, as her successor and Tori Anders, right, as 2014 Dairy Princess at Saturday’s annual meeting of the Knox County Dairy Service Unit.

    Bill Amick/News Outgoing Knox County Dairy Queen Amanda Burke, center, introduced Melissa Mickley, left, as her successor and Tori Anders, right, as 2014 Dairy Princess at Saturday’s annual meeting of the Knox County Dairy Service Unit. Buy Now

 

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