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 Roedale Farm in Richfield Springs,

The Roedale Farm is truly a family operation. Brothers Jason and Luke Pullis and their families operate over 12-hundred acres on McShane Road in Richfield Springs. Their grandparents actually began the farm with the Roe Brothers in New Jersey in 1950. The farm was moved to New York in 1972, and the family kept the name Roedale.

Today the brothers milk about 130 cows, grow hay, corn and grains, plus raise beef for resale. Luke and his wife Theresa and their children; Adam, Lucy, and Noah work alongside Jason and his wife Holly and their sons Owen and Maxwell. Holly also raises turkeys for thanksgiving at the farm, while Theresa helps helps manage her father's farm raising beef, lamb, hay and grains.

Like most farm families, the Pullis' have a lot of irons in the fire and never hesitate to drop them all to help a neighbor. Thanks to all for what you do to keep us fed and clothed, even in the midst of a pandemic.

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 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

Photo Credit - Cornell Cooperative Extension
Photo Credit - Cornell Cooperative Extension

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