The Hastings family operates Hastings Dairy and Rowdy Cow Creamery in Burton, Ohio. Lad and Brenda Hastings both grew up on dairy farms and from an early age learned commitment necessary to be part of a dairy family. Their sons, Garrett and Jack, are an important part of the farm and are carrying on the family tradition.

Lad is an Ohio native. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Animal Science and has an MBA. Brenda is from Central California. She holds a degree in Agriculture Business from California State University, Fresno and a master's in Agriculture from Cal Poly State University.

Their common interest in dairy farming brought them together at World Dairy Expo in 1995. They enjoy farm life and being part of a rural community in Northeast Ohio.