Award-winning New York and Massachusetts dairy farms model community-based futures of dairy sustainability. Pennsylvania closes ‘fresh milk gap’
John Vogel | May 14, 2016
Two Northeast dairy farms were recently feted at the fifth annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards in Chicago for two different, yet similar sound business approaches with duplication potential. One was Noblehurst Farms of Linwood, N.Y. The other was Barstow’s Longview Farm of Hadley, Mass., and its Real Farm Power partner, Agri-Mark/Cabot Creamery of Waitsfield, Vt.
The awards, developed by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, recognizes dairy farms, businesses and partnerships whose sustainable practices positively impact the health and well-being of consumers, communities, animals and the environment. “Their achievements throughout the value chain, both large and small, significantly advance the dairy community’s leadership in sustainable business practices,” notes Barbara O’Brien, president of the Innovation Center.