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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3 Reasons to Include Dairy in a Plant-Based Diet

3 Reasons to Include Dairy in a Plant-Based Diet

With so many conflicting opinions about our food choices, we often look for a simple solution to complex issues like climate change, or how to feed a growing population in a sustainable way. Some people may think a simple fix to this issue could be to eliminate an entire food category, like dairy. You might hear …

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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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Meet the 2018 MA Dairy Farm of the Year!

Meet the 2018 MA Dairy Farm of the Year!

A Farm Philosopher Works with Mother Nature     The famous Will Rogers may have been a cowboy philosopher, but Massachusetts dairy farmer Will Rogers of Rogers Farm isn’t without his own deep thoughts.  Asked about his guiding principal in running his dairy farm, Rogers says simply, “Let Mother Nature do her own work.”  Simple advice, but these words of …

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Sustainable, Attainable Nutrition: New Hampshire Eat Local Month!

Sustainable, Attainable Nutrition: New Hampshire Eat Local Month!

Imagine a diet that is protective and respectful of biodiversity and ecosystems. What foods would be included? What about one that is also culturally acceptable, accessible, economically fair, affordable, nutritionally adequate, safe, healthy, and all the while optimizing natural and human resources?    Would dairy be on your list? If you said yes, you have been paying attention to our …