Highlighting family, tradition and sustainable food production is the goal of the second season of ADA North East’s “This American Dairy Farmer,” which launches today, National Farmers Day, on our Facebook page. “From Waste to Watts” was filmed at Noblehurst Farms in Linwood, N.Y., about the Noble and Klapper families, the first feature in the new series of episodes to help consumers connect with those who are producing their food.

“It’s important for people to feel good about where their food comes from and about the people who make it,” said Chris Noble. The families built the business that not only includes the dairy farm, but a recycling facility that generates renewable energy from food wastes. Noblehurst keeps 200 tons of food waste out of landfills each week – reducing greenhouse gas emissions while creating enough clean renewable energy to power their farm and homes in their community.

New episodes will be launched weekly on the ADA North East Facebook page through the end of the year. In addition to showing modern technology on dairy farms, future episodes feature personal stories about farmers. From a family that has shown prized cattle at the New York State Fair for 100 years, to sisters with 700,000 social media followers, to a start-up “Butter Meat Company” run by an innovative millennial couple, “This American Dairy Farmer” will connect viewers to the passion of the people who produce their food.