Every day in June, American Dairy Association North East offered a glimpse into the life of a dairy farmer. Each of the 30 represents how dairy farmers have taken on the responsibility of delivering a nutritious and delicious product that’s made with care for the planet.
Here’s a recap of our 30 farmers in 30 days (#30farmers30days), which focused on either hunger relief in the local community or sustainability practices on the farm.
Farmers take pride in fulfilling the nutritional needs of families. As the needs of the public changed through the Covid-19 pandemic, the dairy industry found creative ways to get food to the people who needed it most – such as teaming up with partners for milk distribution events, held throughout the American Dairy Association North East region. Since April 2020, more than 970,000 gallons of milk have been distributed with help from these dairy farmers and other volunteers.
- Diamond Farms, Smithfield, Pa. – Louie Diamond
- Piney Mar Farms, Martinsburg, Pa. – Jennifer Heltzel
- Murcrest Farms, LLC, Copenhagen, N.Y. – Peggy Murray
- Meadow Spring Farm, Lititz, Pa. – Andy Bollinger
- Porterdale Farms, Adams Center, N.Y. – Lisa Porter
- Brook-Corner Holsteins, Lebanon, Pa. – Diane Hoover
- Zuber Farms, Byron, N.Y. – Eric Zuber
- Cold Spring Farms, New Windsor, Md. – Shelby Green
- Greenview Farm, Bainbridge, N.Y. – Terry Ives
- Hillacres Jerseys, Peach Bottom, Pa. – Caroline Arrowsmith + Snider Homestead Farm, New Enterprise, Pa. – Allie Snider
- Rock Solid Dairy, LLC, Shippensburg, Pa. – Zane Garber
- Venture Farms, Fabius, N.Y. – Joel Riehlman
- Dotterer Dairy, Mill Hall, Pa. – Amanda Condo
- Ox Cart Dairy, Cato, N.Y. – Slade & Kristin Cox
Today, the carbon footprint of one gallon of milk is 19% less than it was a decade ago. In June, we highlighted different farms and the conservation practices used to sustainably produce milk while protecting the environment, such as – turning food waste into renewable energy, recycling water and protecting waterways with vegetation (riparian buffer), and no-tilling and using cover cropping to help create and keep the soil healthy.
- Welcome Stock Farm, Schuylerville, N.Y. – Neil Peck
- Red Sunset Farms, Mifflintown, Pa. – Dave Graybill
- Noblehurst Farms, Pavilion, N.Y.
- Walmoore Holsteins, Cochranville, Pa. – Walt Moore
- Walnut Ridge Dairy, Lansing, N.Y.
- Ar-Joy Farms, Cochranville, Pa. – Marilyn Hershey
- E-Z Acres, Homer, N.Y. – Mike McMahon
- Meadow-Vista Dairy, LLC, Bainbridge, Pa. – Justin Risser
- Barbland Dairy, Fabius, N.Y. – Johanna Bossard
- Kurtland Farms, Elverson, Pa.
- Hemdale Farms & Greenhouses, Seneca Castle, N.Y.
- Worth the Wait Farm, Stevens, Pa. – Chris & Laura Landis
- Fulper Family Farmstead, Lambertville, N.J.
- Fair Hill Farms, Chestertown, Md.
- Reinford Farms, Mifflintown, Pa. – Bret Reinford
- Twin Birch Dairy, Skaneateles, N.Y. – Dirk Young