Staying Small Through a Century of Dairy Farming

The Cornell Small Farms Program and Tompkins County Cooperative Extension will host a small dairy field day titled “Staying Small Through a Century of Dairy Farming” on Wednesday, June 20th, from 1 – 3pm in Brooktondale, NY, Tompkins County.   The farm has been in the Snow family for three generations.  A year and a half ago Calvin (father) and Aaron (son) started producing cheese from a small percentage of milk to sell locally.   Snofarm is milking 35 cows, primarily Holsteins, a few Dutch Belts and a few Brown Swiss.  The afternoon will consist of field, barn, and cheese making facility tours and discussion. To register, contact Monika Roth, 607-272-2292,

Violet Stone

Violet is the coordinator of the Reconnecting with Purpose project, which offers farm and food system educators and change makers a retreat space to explore challenges and renew a sense of inspiration and purpose in their work and lives. She is also a collaborator on the Be Well Farming Project. This project creates reflective spaces for farmers and food producers to connect meaningfully and explore strategies that can ameliorate challenges and bolster quality of life. Violet serves as the NY SARE Coordinator and can help farmers and educators navigate NESARE grant opportunities.
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