Our last farmer to be featured at the 2014 Dairy Cow Birthing Center is Joel Riehlman, who co-owns Venture Farms in Fabius, NY with his business partner, Chip Engst. Joel and Chip care for over 1,700 cows on two locations. Joel said, “I can see myself doing this for a very long time. It’s what I enjoy, it’s what I’m passionate about, it’s what we love.”

His passion for dairy farming and his love for cows started when he was young, according to his parents, and he has committed his career and lifestyle to caring for cows. “You kind of live and die for the animal, and you can’t help but enjoy their company,” Joel said.

“Keep calm and dairy on – that’s our motto.”

This represents the last of a series of six videos that debuted at the Dairy Cow Birthing Center at the 2014 New York State Fair. A special thanks to Michael Femia for doing such an outstanding job capturing the true emotion and essence of today’s modern dairy farms and dairy farm families.