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2019 Maine Green Pastures Winner – Cooley Farm

Marcia Dean and her family were recently honored as the Maine Dairy Farm of the Year and Green Pastures Award winner. Nearly 30 years ago, the future of Cooley Farm was put into the hands of the owner’s 14-year-old granddaughter. On August 25, 1990, the farm’s milking barn burned down, killing about 60 milk cows. Rufus … Continued

2018 Maine Green Pastures Winner – Highland Farms

Highland Farms, Inc. in Cornish has a long, interesting history in the Maine dairy farming community. With the upcoming generations, their future looks just as enduring. Family member and dairy farmer Libby Bleakney is proud that the family has been able to maintain their beautiful, well-kept farm so that the next generations come back to … Continued

2017 Maine Green Pastures Winner – Hall Farms

The Hall family has farmed in East Dixfield since 1816. When a dairy farm family is in a community for three, four, five, six, seven, or eight generations like many of Maine’s dairy farms, those families are not only deeply invested in their farm, but in their community. You’ll often see their names on school … Continued

Twin Brook is 2015 Green Pasture Award Winner

Brothers Aaron and Adam own and operate Twin Brook Dairy, the 2015 Green Pasture Award Winner. Even before they took over full ownership of the family’s dairy farm, Twin Brook Dairy in West Minot, in 2010, brothers Aaron and Adam Trundy had made cow comfort a top priority. “The more comfortable they are, the better … Continued

Silver Valley Farm Selected as Green Pastures Award Winner

Each year, one farm from each New England State is selected as a Green Pastures Award Winner. These farms are chosen based on pasture quality and forage management, production, herd, milk quality, financial stability, and community involvement. Basically, it’s because they care. They care about the land, dairy farming, animals, and community. They work hard. … Continued

Benson Farm Receives 2013 Green Pastures Award

Becki and Eddie Benson of the Benson Farm, a 2013 New England Green Pastures Award winner. The Benson Farm established a legacy of top-quality Holsteins, professional operations, and a commitment to stewardship. As the farm is handed from one generation to the next, that legacy has not only been continued but built upon. For that … Continued

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