Free Earth Day Farm Tour

At Barstow’s Longview Farm, every day is Earth Day! Tour our facility and experience how animal care, technology, and the engagement of the next farming generation play a role in farm sustainability. Learn how Barstow’s Longview Farm turns food waste and cow manure into enough electricity for 1,600 homes with an anaerobic digester.  The system … Read more

That’s a-MAIZE-ing!

Many New England dairy farmers grow their own forage, or cow food, for their herd. That means our cows eat local – and we know everything about our crops from seed to silo. At Barstow’s Longview Farm, we raise about 250 acres of corn and 200 acres of hay and alfalfa. Instead of sweet corn … Read more

Hay there!

Many New England dairy farmers grow their own forage, or cow food, for their herd. That means our cows eat local – and we know everything about our crops from seed to silo. At Barstow’s Longview Farm, we raise about 250 acres of corn and 200 acres of hay and alfalfa. Hay fields might look … Read more

Summary of the 2018 Dairy Crisis: a MA Dairy Farmer Perspective

American dairy farmers are struggling.  At this point, this should be news to no one.  It is mentioned on every news station from NPR to Fox.  But nobody is doing a very good job of explaining why they are struggling or what could in fact be done about it. There’s a lot of things going … Read more

Robot Farmers: The Latest and Greatest in Milk Production

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery visitors and Lely robot expert, Dave Patteson, of Lely North America, enjoyed a tour of the  milking barn and robotic milkers for the Dairy Month Lecture Series on Sunday, June 24 at Barstow’s Longview Farm. In case you missed it, we have this short recap for you: Technology in the dairy barn, … Read more

Meet the Next Generation of Dairy

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery visitors and seventh generation dairy farmer, Denise Barstow enjoyed a great morning in the calf barn for the Dairy Month Lecture Series on Sunday, June 24 at Barstow’s Longview Farm. In case you missed it, we have this short recap for you: The calves and young stock (also called replacement stock) do not … Read more

Robot Farmers: the Latest and Greatest in Milk Production

June is Dairy Month!  Learn more about how dairy impacts our economy, our planet, our diet, our land use, and how dairy farming connects us with heritage in the Pioneer Valley. Join the conversation with experts across all fields of dairy (get it?!).  The Dairy Month Lecture Series is hosted by Barstow’s Longview Farm and Barstow’s Dairy … Read more

Meet the Next Generation of Dairy

June is Dairy Month!  Learn more about how dairy impacts our economy, our planet, our diet, our land use, and how dairy farming connects us with heritage in the Pioneer Valley. Join the conversation with experts across all fields of dairy (get it?!).  The Dairy Month Lecture Series is hosted by Barstow’s Longview Farm and Barstow’s Dairy … Read more

Safe Milk Begins on the Farm

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery visitors and large animal veterinarian Dr. Caroline Barstow of Hess McWilliams Veterinary Services enjoyed a great morning tour through Barstow’s Longview Farm for the Dairy Month Lecture Series on Sunday, June 10! In case you missed it, we have this short recap for you: Healthy and happy cows make high quality, nutritious … Read more

Safe Milk Begins on the Farm

June is Dairy Month!  Learn more about how dairy impacts our economy, our planet, our diet, our land use, and how dairy farming connects us with heritage in the Pioneer Valley. Join the conversation with experts across all fields of dairy (get it?!).  The Dairy Month Lecture Series is hosted by Barstow’s Longview Farm and … Read more

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