Caring for Our Business

  • In order for me to explain how my farm uses technology, I want to talk a little bit about how I got started in farming because I think it helps explain why I think the way I do. I did not grow up on a dairy farm. After high school, I worked on my grandparent’s […]




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  • As I sit here tonight, the temperature has dipped into the single digits, the snowplow has gone down the road a few dozen times and the wind won’t stop howling. It’s that time of year when Mother Nature tries to prove a point and continue to remind all of us that she is in charge. […]




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  • We are living in a world that is consumed by technology and because of this we have information at our fingertips. I’m guilty, as I’m sure all of you are, of reading something on the internet and immediately believing it’s true. Did America’s celebrity couple really break up? Is our favorite TV show truly being […]




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  •   Have you ever wanted to help give New York agriculture a positive image? Here’s your chance! Even during a busy fall harvest season, we need to continue to show our pride in the care we provide our animals, the land and our community. To help you do so, the New York Animal Agriculture Coalition […]




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  • Our farm is a family-owned and operated business. In fact, my husband and his brothers represent the fourth generation. Like all businesses, we have a mission. Actually, we have several missions since our farm is so multi-faceted. Our number one mission is to produce a wholesome and safe product – milk. In doing so, we […]




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  • The dairy industry is not a stand alone industry.  It requires the support and infrastructure of numerous others – meaning it creates revenue that is multiplied in a local community numerous time and supports jobs in many other supporting businesses.  This graphic does an excellent job of explaining the value chain of the dairy industry […]




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  • It takes a lot of hard work to keep a farmstead not only tidy, but pretty. In between chores and crops, farmers try to keep the lawn mowed, flower beds full, and farm equipment and spare parts put away. After rain storms it’s especially tricky to keep mud under control – but they try hard […]




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  • With 20 percent of the U.S. population located in New York and the Northeast, New York dairy farms are conveniently located to serve the consumer and respond to market demands. Currently, there is an increasing demand for milk in New York State, greatly due to the boom in Greek yogurt. New York has 29 yogurt […]




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  • Dairy cows are amazing creatures! We all know how they provide us food…but now they provide us fuel! A handful of dairy farms in New York have taken advantage of anaerobic digesters – expensive technology that turns manure or organic waste into electricity. In fact, Governor Cuomo recently announced an initiative that increased and incentivized […]




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  • Like most other states, the number of dairy farms continues to decrease, due to fluctuating milk prices and higher input costs. In just the past ten years alone, New York has lost 2,800 farms, bringing the number of dairy farms down 35 percent to 5,100 farms in 2010. As the number of dairy farms decreases, […]




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