Old Homestead Farm – ‘Thank a Farmer’
We’ve teamed up with Whites Farm Supply and James Wesley to ‘Thank a Farmer‘ at FrogFest. We’ve been asking you to nominate farmers who deserve recognition and 2 will be James Wesley’s special guests at FrogFest June 15th. Today we recognize Old Homestead Farm in Cedarville nominated by Hannah Douglas.
My entire family works on the farm daily. We own 200 acres, and around 150 head of cattle. Jack & Tina Douglas could not be farming today if it wasn’t for their children Bob, Hannah & Joshua. The values farm kids learn early on will stick with them the rest of their life.
Bob takes initiative to get things like crops and equipment maintenance accomplished. He is studying Agriculture Engineering at SUNY Cobleskill and will return to the farm to improve the efficiency in those areas.
Joshua can’t decide which animal he enjoys the most. He already maintains his own dairy goat herd of 15+, with pigs and chickens on the side too. His dedication is shown by the hour plus in farm chores after getting home from various sports practices.
Hannah is proud to have served the dairy farmers of Herkimer County as the 2012-2013 Herkimer County Dairy Princess. She spent the year promoting milk and dairy products, educating people about the nutrients in milk and about the environmental stewardship’s of the farmers. She will be attending SUNY Delhi for Veterinary Science. She currently milks daily and provides calf care, along with her school work and activities.
Jack and Tina
Jack and Tina enjoy working with their children and encourage the team work efforts. The Douglas ’have been generous in providing chocolate milk to the athletes at Mt Markham after various games for the benefit of “Refueling with Chocolate Milk.” They are proud to ship their milk to make the Cabot cheese and butter products. They are a true family dairy farm and work hard to produce and promote a quality product.
Thank you Hannah for your nomination and thank you Old Homestead Farm for what you do everyday. We’ll put you in the random drawing to be James Wesley’s special guests at FrogFest June 15th, so he can ‘Thank a Farmer.’