Meet Jilian Jones


Many of you are aware that the founder of Wild Idea Buffalo Company is Dan O'Brien. But, over the past 23 years (Yes, it's really been 23 years!), more of the family has become integrated into the business and have vital roles that continue to move our greater mission of regenerating and conserving The American Great Plains Prairie forward.

So, meet Jilian Jones, daughter of Dan and Jill and Wild Idea's General Manager (and so much more)!


  • Posted on by Elana Daley

    Thank you for reposting this video. It is a reminder of why we are here, what is most important, and of course to make healthy choices. We love your buffalo products and enjoy their nutrient dense benefits as we remain healthy through these strange times.

  • Posted on by Susan Kaput

    Thanks for this heartwarming and beautiful video, Jillian. I have been a fan of Dan’s ever since I read "

    Thanks so much for that lovely video. I have been a big fan of Dan’s ever since I read “Buffalo For the Broken Heart” years ago, and I so admire his dedication to the planet, the animals, and thoughts on leaving a better world for future generations. My family and I have been buying your products this past year as our only source of beef and wish you and yours all the best.

  • Posted on by Donald G Meyer

    Hi Jillian and Colton and your two wonderful boys!

    You guys are living off the land just like the pioneers of the old west.
    You have the best food and the best life of all.
    I know that you will all carry on the work of Dan and Jill when they get old.
    More power to you all.

    I put you and all your dear ones in the arms of God.
    Love, Don Meyer

  • Posted on by Bruce Tuxhorn

    Great photo of milking the little Jersey … and how she was hobbled on her back foot. I’ve milked , strained, and worked hundreds of gallons of fresh milk in days gone by. There’s a Barn cat somewhere looking to be sprayed in its’ face or a saucer set aside ….

  • Posted on by Janet Wainwright

    So nice to see the environment in which the buffalo are raised. I started buying from you this year and will continue to do so to support your sustainable, humane and ethical practices. Jillian and the whole team at Wild Idea Buffalo are my kind of people.

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