• Our Jersey Herd

    From the New Zealand sire Beledene Dukes Landy, our cows thrive on a ration of good grass, clean water and balanced minerals.

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  • Back to the Start

    No, we’re not Chipotle. But we DO embrace the same idea of getting back to the basics of farming and caring for our lands. One way we ensure the grass we feed our cows is always at peak condition is by using management intensive rotational grazing (MIRG).

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  • Happy Cows

    Once the cows are finished in one section of the pasture, they are moved to another with fresh grass. MIRG not only helps the land, but increases the welfare of our animals.

  • Cheese, Wonderful Cheese

    The French use the word ‘terrior’ to describe the unique taste of cheeses made from the milk of animals grazing on local farm grasses. We milk our cows and make cheese—from start, to aging in our own cave—onsite.

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  • And No, We’re Not in France

    …but we do make a mean Camembert. We are actually in northern Lancaster County, 15 minutes from downtown Lincoln, NE. If you have questions or comments, or want to visit…

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Certified Organic, Yay!

It’s a three-year process to become certified organic. We became officially certified organic through OneCert in 2007. This means a lot to us. Not only is it better for the land, the air, our animals, and us, it also allows us to deliver products that we know are nutritious and wholesome.

Talk to Us

Questions? We love to talk about our craft and to spread the word about sustainable techniques. Branched Oak Farm offers farm tours for school groups, as well as cheesemaking classes for individuals or small groups. email for availability.

Upcoming Events

The Old Cheney Farmers Market is organizing two Holiday Farmers Markets. Mark your calendars to attend the events at Auld Pavillion in Antelope Park, on November 22, and December 6. More information is available on Facebook or on their website

Branched Oak Farm

We are producing fresh, organic dairy products – including farmstead cheeses made right here on our farm, using milk from our own animals. We have discovered our true niche in agriculture.

OITF Dinner

August, 2012 – Branched Oak Farm hosts premier Outstanding in the Field (OITF) event in Nebraska.

It was a miracle that the sweltering heat wave since June finally relented for this evening dinner.  The feeling of relief was almost overwhelming to finally be able to enjoy an evening outside without melting.  How often does an evening like this come along:  no wind, 85°F, no flies, no mosquitos?  Only pleasant weather and beautiful skies presented the perfect backdrop for an outstanding meal prepared by the genius chef, Paul Kulik, from the Boilerroom.

This year, OITF will revisit our farm. The event is set for July 25, 2014, 4:00 pm. Please join us! For more information visit www.outstandinginthefield.com.

About Us

Hi there! We’re Doug and Krista Dittman, owners of Branched Oak Farm. We operate Branched Oak Farm with a slew of Beginning/Aspiring (and Inspiring!) farmers, including our sons Nelson and Andreas.

As the stewards of this 240-acre dairy farm located just 15 miles north of Lincoln, Nebraska, we’re committed to preserving the land and creating farmstead products that are healthy and wholesome, free of chemicals, antibiotics, or hormones.

We take pride in knowing that our products are made with sustainable, certified organic methods, and with a positive impact on the environment.

Thank you for your interest in Branched Oak Farm. We hope you get the chance to sample some of our products and to stop by and see the farm.

  • Certified Organic

    It’s a three-year process to become certified organic. We became officially certified organic through OneCert in 2007. This means a lot to us. Not only is it better for the land, the air, our animals, and us, it also allows us to deliver products that we know are nutritious and wholesome.

  • Land Management

    We use management intensive rotational grazing (MIRG) to ensure the grass we feed our cows is always at peak condition. It also allows the pasture to rejuvenate, so there’s never any need for artificial fertilizers or herbicides. Once the cows are finished in one section of the pasture, they are moved to another with fresh grass.

  • Giving Back

    We are concerned about passing along wise stewardship of the land to future generations. With that interest in mind, we have created an intern program on our adjoining land. Students live and work the practices we have developed and are an integral part of our day to day operations.

What others say about us

Tracy Rabengesänge Zayac

Thank you for the cheesemaking class on Friday! I enjoyed the afternoon and learned so many things. Now I’m inspired to put that knowledge to work.

Tracy Rabengesänge Zayac
Kitchen Table

Taco Night! Here’s the Plum Creek Chicken Tacos, just-made corn tortillas, 2 salsas, and Squeaky Green Organics Beans with Branched Oak Farm – Organic Dairy and Cheese Feta!

Kitchen Table
maggie’s vegetarian cafe

All of our cheeses are made from local farms! Organic Quark is from Branched Oak Farm Organic Dairy and Cheese; Organic Feta from Shadow Brook Farm; Cheddar, Mozzarella and Provolone from Jisa Cheese

maggie’s vegetarian cafe
Farm Star Living

We absolutely love and support your farm and everything you do! We love it so much we have featured you on our website, www.farmstarliving.com, under Farm Fun! If you like what we’re doing you can share or tweet us.

Farm Star Living