Nominations sought for 2020 Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year


BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Nominations are being sought for Vermont’s 2020 dairy farm of the year.

The annual award recognizes a farm operation for its overall excellence in dairying, including its milk production, management, land stewardship, practices and commitment to the dairy industry, according to the University of Vermont extension service. Any agricultural group, dairy co-op, business or person may nominate a dairy farm. Applications are available under agriculture on the UVM extension website and are due by May 1.

The 2019 winner was Wonder Why Farm in Cabot. The New England Green Pastures Program sponsors the award.

The winner will be honored at the at the Vermont Dairy Industry Association annual meeting and the dairy farmer luncheon at the Vermont Farm Show in Essex Junction next year and at a banquet at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts, in September.