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  • While most dairy farmers tend to keep to themselves, this farmer is the exception. She will do just about anything to be heard; and therefore she may be no stranger to you. She’s a go-to resource for urban consumers and reporters. She’s a regular attendee and speaker at foodie conferences. She isn’t afraid to fight […]

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  • Last night, my farmer husband and I had a date! It had been over three years since we last went to the movies – so this was a treat! Even more special, we were going to see the new film, Farmland, at the Spectrum theatre in Albany. I’ve been excited to see the film since […]

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  • Farmers tend to keep to themselves. It’s part of the territory. They typically farm in remote areas, enjoy working out in the fields on a tractor alone, and when they are around others – the others tend to be the non-talking type – cows. So imagine my delight when I received our next farmer’s responses […]

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  • Many of you may have heard the term – CAFO – which stands for “Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation.” Sounds intimidating, doesn’t it?  CAFO is a term associated with larger farms that is often wrongly exchanged with the term “factory farm”. In all actuality, CAFO is a federal program that requires all farms with a certain […]

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  • Our posts that feature 20 Questions with 14 Farmers have been our most popular to date. Thank you for your interest in learning more about real New York dairy farmers. As you are probably finding out – dairy farmers are fairly ordinary people, but they are doing extraordinary things and our next farmer is no […]

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  • Today is National Ag Day! A time to reflect on all the contributions farmers make to our daily lives. From the food on our dinner tables, to the wide open spaces, to the economic revenue they provide our rural communities – farmers are indeed significant and vital to our everyday well-being and the quality of […]

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  • The New York Animal Agriculture Coalition (NYAAC) and the American Dairy Association & Dairy Council (ADADC) will be conducting a training workshop this month to help owners of dairy farms learn how to host a successful farm tour. The four-hour long seminar will cover all aspects of farm tours from setting the date to messaging […]

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