Located in a north Barlow County, Kirsch Colony is a commercial dairy with a strong presence in regional markets. It is owned by the Kirsch family, of whom the youngest, Joel Kirsch, serves as general manager and eventual heir.
Kirsch Colony had once been a communal religious community, but it dissolved when the patriarch—the original Kirsch—died in 1920. Most of his followers dispersed, but a few, his son among them, remained and weathered on. A century later the communal farm has grown into a successful commercial dairy.