On the Farm
Dairy farmers make sure milk is safe and nutritious every day and that process starts at the farm. Dairy farmers, often for generations, live on the farm striving to be good stewards of their land.
“It’s important to us to preserve this environment because we make our living off a healthy environment,” says Mike McMahon, the owner of E-Z Acres LLC.
McMahon explains that making milk starts with growing crops, which are fertilized with cow manure. The cycle is completed when the cows eat the very crops they helped to fertilize.
Farmers use a variety of technologies to maintain and improve the land they use to grow cow feed, including no-till farming, buffer strips, GPS-assisted crop planting, and more.