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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Meet the 2018 Maine Dairy Farm of the Year!

Meet the 2018 Maine Dairy Farm of the Year!

Talking Cows    Jim Hilton talks to cows. Actually, he says, they do most of the talking.  The Norridgewock, Maine dairy farmer explains that transponders on each of his cows continuously send information to his computer for analysis. Thanks to this technology, Jim and his family and farm crew can track a cow’s temperature, overall health and …

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Celebrate National Farmers Day with us!

Celebrate National Farmers Day with us!

Did you know National Farmers Day is this week? Every year on October 12th, we celebrate our local dairy farmers and the entire agricultural community who provide us with the one thing we all need—food! Our dairy farmers work hard to provide us with real, nutrient-rich, and responsibly produced dairy. This year, we encourage others to …

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Meet the 2018 NH Dairy Farm of the Year!

Meet the 2018 NH Dairy Farm of the Year!

Part of the Local Landscape    Gary LeClair will tell you that dairy farmers should appreciate that their operations are part of the local landscape. Sure, dairy farmers rarely have time to think about such things – they’re a busy bunch, after all – but Gary recalls one fellow stopping him one day to ask …

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A Farm Field Revolution for Healthy Soil

A Farm Field Revolution for Healthy Soil

When you drive past a farm field in New England this fall and winter – look closely at what might be growing there. Yes, growing. Farmers are growing plants on farm fields even in the winter. Despite our region’s negative temperatures and snowfalls, farmers have revolutionized sustainable farming in New England and across the U.S. …

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