In this episode, we meet dairy farmer Jake Palladino from Walnut Ridge Dairy in Lansing, NY. This Cornell University graduate says he strives to provide the best care to the cows and the people that he manages every day. He’s come a long way since he was just a boy doing odd jobs at the farm.

“When I got to Cornell University and started taking agriculture and dairy classes, I fell in love with the science. I began to realize why we do all of these little things that we did when I was growing up and how important they are,” Palladino says.

“My goal every day is to be a support system to the cows and the crew,” he says.

Watch “This American Dairy Farmer” to learn more about why Palladino is so passionate about farming, following in his father’s footsteps, and how having four older sisters helped prepare him for his career.

Check out the carousel milking parlor at Walnut Ridge Dairy!