Hello Brown Swiss Enthusiasts,
I would like to introduce myself: my name is Stephanie Miranda, and I am the new Superintendent of Records for the national Brown Swiss Association.
I grew up on a registered Holstein dairy on the lush Oregon coast with my parents, Nick and Myrna Steiner, and my younger sister, Melanie. One of my first show cows was a Brown Swiss, Wiser Lake Stretchy Sal, a heifer that I purchased in our local PDCA sale. She went on to be a 91-point cow. I was very involved in 4-H, FFA and breed associations.
Upon high school graduation, I worked on a dairy in France for six months, attended Linn-Benton Community College, and went on to graduate from Washington State University. After college, I traveled doing classification, clipping, and working sales.
During that time, I was in Hilmar, CA, where I met my husband, Mark Miranda. A couple of years into our marriage, we moved back to Oregon and became partners with my parents, and eventually purchased the family farm, Premium-Farms.
Mark and I milked 150 registered Holsteins with a couple Brown Swiss. My sister and I formed the prefix Sister Swiss. During that time, I was a high school Ag Science teacher and FFA Advisor for 8 years. I then was an ET Tech for Evergreen Reproductive Services for 10 years.
We continued to show at the local, state and national levels. Our pride and joy is Marks Ally Durham Africa-ET 95 points. She is housed and owned with Me-Do Meadows in Orfordville, WI.
In 2011, Mark and I downsized our herd and relocated to Juda, WI. In 2014, Mark and I downsized again and relocated to Janesville, WI. Currently, we have a handful of registered Holsteins on our 40-acre farm. For the past 2 years, I have been the office manager at the Green County Fairgrounds. My husband is employed at Larson Acres in Evansville.
I am very excited to have this opportunity to work with the BSA staff, and I am looking forward to meeting the members.
-- Stephanie Miranda