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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

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 – interests and skill sets of the farmers and employees, available land and facilities, agricultural philosophies, 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 her 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 cow eats that … Continued

Farmers use FitBit-style technology to monitor cow health

This collar works much like, although more advanced than, a FitBit. Long before FitBits were all the rage among those looking to get and stay fit, dairy farmers were relying on similar technology to keep them abreast of their cows’ health. And Lilley Farms waaaay up in the County, between Canada and Baxter State Park … Continued

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 Aug. 25, 1990, the farm’s milking barn burned down, killing about 60 of their … Continued

2018 Maine Green Pastures Winner – Highland Farms

Front row left to right: Allaire Palmer, Denise Pike, Johanna Chapman, Libby Bleakney, Jaxon Kimball, Jennifer Kimball Back row left to right: Dan Palmer, David Pike, Chad Pike, Lorie Pike, Andrea Emmons Highland Farms, Inc. in Cornish has a long, interesting history in the Maine dairy farming community, and with the upcoming generations, their future looks to … Continued

2017 Maine Green Pastures Winner – Hall Farms

The Hall family has been farming in East Dixfield since 1816. When a dairy farm family has been in a community for three or four or five or even six, seven or eight generations like many of Maine’s dairy farm families, those families are not only deeply invested in their farm, but in their community. … Continued

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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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