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Meet the Bedard Family and Their 'Babies'

by Jennifer McBride

The Bedard family of Vermont makes sure the cows on their organic farm are as comfortable as can be; this means plenty of lush pasture and one-on-one time with the farmers and their fellow cows. You can expect quality milk from these content cows!
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‘Kids, Coffee, and Cows. That’s My Life’

by Jennifer McBride

Coffee is an important aspect of farming. Well, some feel this way. Let’s see how a young couple and their twin boys in the Northeast work to keep the generational family dairy farm alive. Mom is adamant she milks the cows (and has coffee while doing so)!
Farming
Do Cows Get Cold?

by Jennifer McBride

Cows prefer cooler weather though they will get cold in extreme temperatures despite their natural defenses of thick hair and hooves made to withstand the cold. Organic Valley farmers ensure cows have resources they need to stay comfy in all weather.
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Life on a Hilltop Dairy Farm in Maine

by Caroline Carlson

Glendon and Jodie farm on Glendon’s grandparents’ dairy farm in south central Maine. The family shares a love for organic agriculture, respect for the natural environment, and gratitude for their herd of cows with their children, hoping their farm can be an example of the importance of small family farms.
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A Family’s Deep Love of Farming

by Jen Oium

The Rooney family of Vermont is among the newest Organic Valley farmer-members. On any day you can find the family join together to run the dairy farm, and when maple syrup season begins you can find them tapping trees and collecting sap!
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A Look Into Why Amish Farm With Horses

by Jennifer McBride

About 43% of Organic Valley farmer-members are Amish. As haying season continues and harvest is about to begin, we talk to our Amish members about their organic farming practices. Some use tractors, some use horses, and some use both.