The Best State & County Fairs: Find One Near You!

The Best State & County Fairs: Find One Near You!

2019 Agricultural Fairs Find a fair to visit this Summer and Fall!   Fair season is in full swing!  These fairs and events remain some of the best ways to reconnect with our region’s agricultural history.  Nowadays, many people are several generations removed from the farm. However, many of us eat local foods (like dairy) …

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What You Didn’t Know About Cow’s Milk

What You Didn’t Know About Cow’s Milk

Cow’s milk is a staple in the American diet. Going back to the days of daily milk deliveries to your doorstep, milk has been relied upon for decades as the cornerstone of a healthy diet for young kids as well as adults. Whether using it for cooking, baking, or drinking it on its own, milk …

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Dairy Farms: Part of the Climate Solution

Dairy Farms: Part of the Climate Solution

Climate change has challenged our society to adopt practices and technologies to cut fossil fuels, reduce emissions, and live more sustainably. With razor thin margins, farmers are being further tested. Our livelihood directly depends on a healthy economy, a healthy community, and a healthy planet. Here are a few reasons why dairy farms are part …

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Meet the Bearded Brothers Behind the American Farm

Meet the Bearded Brothers Behind the American Farm

Move over Duck Dynasty. Last night, reality TV met a new set of Robertson brothers. We’re not sure who has the bigger beards or sense of humor – but we’re about to find out. The brothers and their family star in the new series the American Farm which premiered on HISTORY on April 4 at …

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Holiday Traditions, Dairy Farm Style!

Holiday Traditions, Dairy Farm Style!

The holiday season is upon us! As family and friends gather to celebrate wonderful traditions over the next month, we would like to share with you a peak into holiday time on the dairy farm. Traditions Denise Barstow of Barstow’s Farm reminds us that traditions are important as they build strong family relationships between generations.  …

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Meet the 2018 Rhode Island Dairy Farm of the Year!

Meet the 2018 Rhode Island Dairy Farm of the Year!

Falling in Love with Farming   It was 20 years ago this past summer when Melissa Breene Jordan fell in love with dairy farming. She was 14, and her father, Kevin Breene, told his daughter she’d be working full-time with him at Breene Hollow Farm. Her other siblings had other interests, but she spent 24 …

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