The Edwards farm in Vermont—family farmers don’t necessarily have a high income, and Cornucopia will continue to fight for economic justice on their behalf, but many truly live a rich life!
The Alexandre Family EcoDairy Farm, Crescent City, California. Proving that organic dairy farming can be done at a larger scale with true access to pasture and high integrity.
The Munsch family farm, Coon Valley, Wisconsin (courtesy of The Country Today)
The cows on the Kremer family farm in Yorkshire, Ohio enjoy grazing on their pastures. The Kremers also raise chickens and turkeys on the 140 acre farm, and sell eggs, too.
True organic farms promote biodiversity Original watercolor by Dan Hazlett
Edwards Family Farm, Westfield, Vermont
Wisconsin heifers enjoying a late summer afternoon on the Art Thicke farm. Livestock agriculture has flourished in states such as Wisconsin, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont where the topography is rugged and adequate rainfall produces top-quality grass.
The red dairy barn on the Arnold farm in Truxton, New York is emblematic of the many family dairy farms in this country. During the growing season, the cows come back from pasture twice a day to the barn to be milked. They can eat some supplemental feed and lie on comfortable mattresses bedded with straw or hay until their herdmates are finished milking when they all go out again to a fresh, new piece of pasture.
Rotational pasture grows topsoil instead of allowing that precious resource to erode away. At Twin Oaks Dairy in Truxton, New York, the Arnold family has converted all their land within walking distance of the barn to pasture including the best land on the farm.