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Maine Dairy & Nutrition Council

Nutrition from your neighbor's farm to your family's table

Maine Dairy & Nutrition Council

Nutrition from your neighbor's farm to your family's table

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Sustainability Practices on Dairy Farms US-Dairy-Industry-Impact-on-GHG Meet The Farmers – Harris Farm Meet The Farmers – Brigeen Farm Sustainability Practices on Dairy Farms Honor The Harvest Working Together We Can Honor the Harvest Honor the Harvest – reducing food waste in the home

Honor the Harvest

Honoring the Harvest is about how we work together to use food with good purpose, so it’s never wasted. Honor The Harvest   Honoring the harvest is about using food for its highest purpose and moving nutrients through the food system — from people, to animals, and back to the land to grow more food … Continued

2021 Green Pasture Award Winner – Harris Farm

Dairy farming isn’t just milking cows, scooping poop, and taking care of cows and calves. Much of a farmer’s year is spent in the fields, prepping the ground, planting and harvesting feed for cattle. When you rely on yourself and the land to grow the majority of feed for your animals, it can be difficult … Continued

2020 Maine Green Pastures Winner – Lowell Family Farm

The Lowell Family Farm is a perfect example of how no two dairy farms are alike. Each operates based on a number of factors including the interests and skillsets of the farmers and employees, available land, facilities, agricultural philosophies, and even the chosen breed of cattle for that farm, to name a few. “It didn’t … Continued

A Dairy Cow’s Super Powers

What’s more sustainable than an animal that helps to grow its own feed? That’s exactly what a dairy cow does. The farmer feeds the cow. The cow makes manure (poops). The manure is then fertilizer for the fields in which the farmer grows feed like corn and hay for the cow. The dairy cow eats … Continued

What People Have to Say

Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council works with school nutrition directors and staff
across the state and offers grants to provide needed equipment throughout the year.

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