As we enter Day 5 of the New York State Fair, we welcome Steve Palladino of Walnut Ridge Dairy, a multi-family farm in Tompkins County.

In this short video, Steve reflects on his first calf, named Kirby, that was given to him by his grandfather. Reminiscing about his time on his grandfather’s farm and hanging out with the cows, Steve said, “I always felt like I fit with them. I guess I was one of those people who have been an animal lover for as long as I can remember.”

Beyond the regular duties on the farm, Steve and his partners are opening to the farm up for more farm tours. “I want people to be able to understand or feel what goes into what we do here.”

Please feel free to follow Walnut Ridge Dairy on Facebook and check out the video here.