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 the Finndale Farms in Holland Patent.

Finndale Farms is the true description of a family run operation. The Steuben Valley farm was started by Harry Finn in 1964. Harry, his two sons Travis and Troy, along with Travis' wife, Debbie and their two children, Nicolas and Stephanie run the farm today, milking around 980 cows. In addition they grow about 1100 acres of corn and 1000 acres of hay used primarily to feed the herd.

Finndale Farms has been honored not only for the quality of their milk with the Dairy of Distinction Award, but also are part of the group, Farmers Partnering to Protect Our Environment aimed at reducing the environmental impact of farming on soil and water. .

To the Finn family we say thank you for continuing to grow our food through tough economic times. And just as importantly, to do it without cutting corners while preserving our natural resources.

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Finndale Farm in Holland Patent - Travis Debbie and Stephanie Finn

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Finndale Farm in Holland Patent - Nicholas Finn

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Finndale Farm in Holland Patent, NY

Know a farmer we should add to our list? Here's the nomination form, or send info on our Facebook page, our mobile app, or email polly@bigfrog104.com. Meet a Farmer is also made possible by New York Farm Net, a program of Cornell, Harbor Point MineralsWhite's Farm Supply, and the US Army.

Want to take your support of Central New York farmers to the next level? The Save Our Farms, Save Our Food campaign with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County is offering a custom designed T-Shirt supporting farmers with any $25 donation. Get more info and order yours at CCEOneida.com

Photo Credit - Cornell Cooperative Extension