These Cows Have Spring Fever!

These Cows Have Spring Fever!

Just like us New Englanders, cows love the transition from winter to spring. The sunny skies, the warmer weather, the lush green grass – who wouldn’t be excited? It has become a tradition, and a sight to behold, on some dairy farms for farmers to welcome their neighbors and community as the cows are let …

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For New England Dairy Farmers, Every Day is Earth Day!

For New England Dairy Farmers, Every Day is Earth Day!

Dairy farmers are an ingenious bunch, and this Earth Day, we salute their efforts to save time and the planet! It turns out, every day is Earth Day on a dairy farm! Tending to their herds, cultivating their fields, busy with every day chores large and small, dairy farmers understand that being environmentally responsible makes …

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St. Patrick’s Day Fun!

St. Patrick’s Day Fun!

Let me start by saying, I am not Irish and certainly do not have the luck of the Irish. But I love Irish heritage, culture and history and St. Patrick’s Day offers us non-Irishmen a glimpse into all this! Sunday nights are when my family sits down for a “fancy” dinner.  We make sure we …

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Myth Busting: Daylight Saving Time

Myth Busting: Daylight Saving Time

We’re losing an hour of sleep next weekend, at least for everyone outside Hawaii and Arizona, but that’s nothing compared to the sleep dairy farmers lose over the very idea of Daylight Savings Time. Yes, we’ll all set our clocks forward Sunday, March 12–but why? Daylight saving time (DST) or “summer time” is the practice …

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Topsfield Fair Offers a Behind-the-Scenes View of Cow Life

Topsfield Fair Offers a Behind-the-Scenes View of Cow Life

Last week I had the opportunity to visit the Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, MA where I met with young students to give them a behind-the-scenes view of the life of cows. The students had great questions about what cows eat, do in their free time, and, of course, why they moo. Cows are lovable but …

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Documentary Film Features Vermont Dairy Farmers

Documentary Film Features Vermont Dairy Farmers

“We are the masters of efficiency. It is in our nature. We do more with less.”-Marie Audet, owner and operator of Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport, Vermont, on the innovative nature of dairy farmers. Allison Gillette is a Vermont native and a graduate of Emerson College. When she heard about dairy farmers turning cow manure …

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