Meet the 2016 Connecticut Dairy Farm on the Year

Meet the 2016 Connecticut Dairy Farm on the Year

Every year, one farm in each of our New England states wins the prestigious Green Pastures Award. The winning dairy farms are recognized and selected for their production records; herd, pasture, and crop management; environmental practices; contributions to agriculture and the local community; and overall excellence in dairying. Meet the 2016 Connecticut Dairy Farm on the Year! …

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Meet Dairy Farmer Melissa Greenbacker-Dziurgot!

Meet Dairy Farmer Melissa Greenbacker-Dziurgot!

Meet 10th generation dairy farmer Melissa Greenbacker-Dziurgot! Her family owns and operates Brookfield Farm in Durham, Connecticut. The Greenbacker’s trace their farm roots back to 1723 when their ancestors received a land grant from the King of England. The family has remained true to its roots for over 250 years. We wanted to find out what dairy …

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Destinations Down on the Farm – And Elsewhere!

Destinations Down on the Farm – And Elsewhere!

You don’t have to go far for a great family vacation. Sometimes the best destination is right around the corner! Consider a “stay-cation” this summer at a dairy farm, or a local state park. There’s no reason to drive hundreds of miles or fly for hours (and hours!) with the family in tow. Save time …

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A Young Dairy Farmer on a Mission to Help Her Community

A Young Dairy Farmer on a Mission to Help Her Community

The end of the  year is an optimal time for reflection and consideration of new goals for the coming year. Looking for inspiration? Read on to learn more about an exceptionally motivated local dairy farmer committed to sustainability and community support and don’t forget to make your year-end contribution to The Great American Milk Drive. …

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