“I am very honored to receive this award,” said Justin Ryan in a heart felt thank you speech addressed to a crowd of about 100 people attending an awards dinner at Fulton County’s Hale Mills Country Club. [Read more…]
JORDANVILLE, NY — Arabeth Farm is a postage stamp-sized farm in western Herkimer County, perhaps the smallest one around.
Aaron Hardy, 27, and his wife, Sarah, 26, purchased 30 acres only two years ago and are still getting settled. [Read more…]
LINDLEY, NY — Is year-round grazing possible in the rugged hill country of Steuben County? John Burns thinks so and is putting a lot of planning and effort to do so. John along with wife, Anne, and their children get this optimism from using a technique known as mob grazing. “We see it as a way to be truly profitable and environmentally friendly at the same time,” said Burns. [Read more…]
This past June 13 New England Juniors traveled to the National Holstein Convention in St. Charles, IL. The National Holstein Convention takes place every year in different states around the country. The New England Junior delegation was selected last October at the New [Read more…]
Keewaydin Farm, on the outskirts of Stowe village, looks like a typical Vermont dairy farm. Its tidy white farmhouse and well-maintained barns and silos suggest a farm rooted in tradition.
But owners Les and Claire Pike are quick to embrace innovation, being among the first in the state to adopt the latest technology on their 141-head registered Jersey farm. They’re also passionate about their animals, their land and keeping their farm viable for the next generation, all reasons why this farm was selected as the 2015 Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year. [Read more…]