Big Frog, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County and Wagner Farms want you to meet the hard working families keeping us fed and clothed. This week we salute Steve and Kelly Collins who have owned their farm just outside of Cedarville for 20+ years.

Steve and Kelly run the Collins-Pride Holsteins dairy farm located at 256 Gage Road
Ilion, NY. They run the farm with primary help from their children. Both Kelly and Steve have had a passion for cattle from early on in life. They’ve raised four children on their farm who all will say growing up on a farm is the best way to grow up and that they wouldn’t change a single aspect about the way they were raised.

All of their children were shown what dedication, determination, and hard work are through working on their parents farm. This farm has bred and raised some of the best cows Herkimer County has seen, and continue to do so. They’ve won countless awards and metals at local and state fairs for their hard work and dedication of raising some of the best cattle around.

Although times have been extremely tough the past few years they persevere to try to pursue the American dream.

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