Caring for Our Families

  • Farmers are constantly examining ways to ensure their farm can continue as a family business. In order to attract the younger generation, the farm must be able to offer common quality of life standards, such as time off and benefits. When a grown child decides to enter the family business, the farm needs to then […]

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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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  • A dairy farm is a business by definition, and a big business in most instances. They can be complex enterprises that often require multiple layers of management – a mom and a dad, sons and daughters, sometimes uncles and cousins, and even grandparents. That’s because 99% of the farms in New York State are family owned and operated.

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