For Ron Reese, a dairy farmer in western Centre County, a tour of the farm on a warm fall day includes a short history lesson.
After World War II, the family bought stalls for dairy cows from Sears and Roebuck, and started shipping whole milk.
“In 1946, Sears and Roebuck was the Amazon of the world,” Reese said.
The property where Reese and his wife, Jane, live is about 650 acres. That includes about 400 acres that’s farmed, along with picturesque rolling hillsides and forested land.