Pasture Day 2020

Pasture Day is a farm favorite! After inspecting and repairing fence, the farmers are ready to let the girls out of the barn and into the field. Spring is here! And with winter months in the barn behind them, the cows will be frolicking their way into the green green grass! This event is not … Read more

Dairy Decimals, and Udder Math Problems

Cindy Raymond recently discovered that dairy farming is packed with great math lessons—and she’s milking it for all it’s worth. Last summer, Cindy, who teaches Middle School math, visited her daughter Anli (Foote Class of 2015) at Mt. Holyoke College. They stopped by Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, Massachusetts for lunch and ice cream at the dairy … Read more

Pioneer Valley Regional Agricultural Conference

2020 Pioneer Valley Regional Agricultural Conference on January 18th from 9am to noon at the Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton. This is a free event. Doors open at 8:30am. The snow date is on January 25th at the same time and place. Farmers, foresters, landowners, landscapers and others will have the opportunity … Read more

How these Massachusetts farmers are turning manure and food waste into power

PBS News Hour November 29, 2019 Watch: How these Massachusetts farmers are turning manure and food waste into power Transcript Judy Woodruff: In the final episode of our special series this week on food waste, we look at some innovative solutions being developed to deal with the growing problem of spoiled and surplus food in … Read more

EVENT FULL Cows & Conservation

*Please note that this event is currently full but you may register for the wait-list on Kestrel Land Trust’s page. Registration is required for this event. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery will not be processing registration or wait-list requests.* In 2014, the Barstow family worked with Kestrel and the Commonwealth to place an Agricultural Preservation … Read more

Open Farm Sunday | Barstow’s Longview Farm

This fall, Cabot’s farm family owners are opening their farms to thank YOU for your support. Cabot Creamery Cooperative has over 800 farmer owners; but for this event, Open Farm Sunday will be celebrated at 21 farms in New England and New York: Freund’s Farm (CT), Fletcher Farm (MA), Fort Hill Farms (CT), Thorncrest Farm … Read more

Raising green beef: How cattle, dairy farmers are becoming environmentally friendly

Daily Hampshire Gazette By LUIS FIELDMAN Staff Writer Published: 9/21/2019  Methane, a greenhouse gas, gets turned into electricity at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley. Enough electricity is generated from cow manure and food waste to power over 1,000 homes. The gas traps heat in the atmosphere and cows produce methane through belches, farts and their … Read more

TEDxAmherstSalon: Roots

This TEDx event, ROOTS, will focus on the agriculture and sustainability scenes in and around Amherst. At AmherstWorks, a modern coworking space in the heart of downtown Amherst, we will spend two action-packed hours learning about what the agricultural and sustainable scenes the Pioneer Valley has to offer. There will be finger food catered by … Read more

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