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Valley View Farm is Connecticut Dairy Farm of the Year

New England Green Pastures Connecticut Dairy Farm of the Year 2020 It is indeed a pleasure to announce that Ben and Tim Learned, owners of Valley View Farm, in North Stonington are the 2020 Outstanding Connecticut Dairy Farmers of the Year for the New England Green Pastures Award Program. Ben and Tim have accomplished the […]

Nutrient Management in Canaan

Nutrient Management on farms is a balancing act between how much manure needs to be spread and how many nutrients crop fields need. We work with dairy farmers throughout the state to address the challenge of managing nutrient distribution on their fields through research and outreach, innovative technology, and by fostering collaborative partnerships. The Canaan […]

Hannan Holstein Farm is CT Dairy Farm of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Chris and Todd Hannan of Hannan Holsteins Farm are the winners of the Connecticut 2019 Dairy Farm of the Year for our New England Green Pastures Program. The two brothers milk 50 registered Holsteins, half of which are Red and White Holsteins, with a total of 140 head of […]

Brush Hill Farm – CT Dairy Farm of the Year

Brush Hill Farm – CT Dairy Farm of the Year 2017, UConn Extension Green Pastures Program By Joyce Meader Looking for cows at Brush Hill Farm? Look no further than the pasture. Other than a few hours a day when the cows are being milked in the barn, they enjoy fresh air, sunshine, and lush […]

New England Dairy Conference Scheduled

Join us for the New England Dairy Conference on March 13th:   CONFERENCE AGENDA 9:00 am – Registration, Refreshments and Trade Show 9:50 am -Welcome Dr. Sheila Andrew, Professor, UConn, Department of Animal Science 10:00 am – “New Milk Analysis Technologies to Improve Dairy Cattle Performance’” Dr. David Barbano, Professor, Department of Food Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 11:00 am – “Use […]

2016 Connecticut Dairy Farm of the Year

Each year the van of judges travels around the state of Connecticut, touring outstanding dairy farms recommended for the Green Pastures Program’s “Dairy Farm of the Year”. The judges are past winners of this award, sponsored by UConn Extension, as well as members of the dairy industry. The day long excursion this year finished at the […]

Connecticut Dairy Leads New England

By Bernard Dzielinski President, Fairfield County Extension Council   Hoard’s Dairyman recently provided a comprehensive review of total milk production in the United States. The data is summarized in the report by region. Milk production in 2015 was a new record of 208.6 billion pounds, a modest gain of 1.3 percent. The story of the […]