Sue McCloskey, born and raised in New Jersey, was an art and art history student before being swept up in the world of dairy cows upon meeting her husband, Mike. Together they ran a successful dairy veterinary consulting practice in Southern California before moving to New Mexico to start a 5,000-cow dairy and commit to dairying full time. In New Mexico, they created Select Milk Producers, which is currently the fifth largest milk cooperative in the country.
In 1999, Mike and Sue moved to Indiana to create one of the largest dairy farms in the country and simultaneously opened Fair Oaks Farms, the country’s largest and most recognized agritourism attraction. Sue has been the creative director for Fair Oaks Farms as well as serving as a spokesperson for Fairlife, Select’s dairy-based health and wellness company.