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Fourth-generation dairy farmer Eddie Gibson owns and operates Ed-Mar Farm, a 130-acre dairy in Walton, Ky., with his wife, Marcy, a dentist, and daughter, Maddie. Gibson’s operation is family run, except for the help of two part-time employees who each milk one night a week.

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The number of years the Gibsons have been at their current location. “In 2006, I decided to expand the operation. We moved 5 miles down the road from my father’s farm to build the dairy on Marcy’s grandfather’s...

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Greg Gibson, Mideast Area Council member
Mason Run Farm
Bruceton Mills, W.Va.

Greg Gibson, a fifth-generation dairy farmer, has long believed in playing an active role in his Cooperative. Since he was 18, he has served as a delegate, first for a Dairy Farmers of America predecessor cooperative, then for DFA. He recently joined the Mideast Area Council to fill the unexpired term of Tom Croner, a longtime dairy farmer and mentor to Gibson, who recently retired.

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Investment in anerobic digestion system pays off for the Fogler family, their farm and their community

To succeed in today’s dairy industry, the Fogler family, owners of Stonyvale Farm in Exeter, Maine, thrives on innovation.

Over the last few years, this fifth-generation farm has garnered national attention for its use of cutting-edge technology. This, according to Travis Fogler, operations manager, has advanced the family-run operation that employs 10 full-time family members and 13...

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By changing their mindset and actively managing their grazing, the Brunner family improves profitability

Justin Brunner, his father, Wes, and his grandfather, Mike, had never thought of their pastures as more than someplace for their 500 milking cows to lie down.

“We had four pastures of 25 acres apiece,” Justin says. “We’d just let them wander around in there. We never thought of using grass as their main source of feed. We just thought they could lie in it.”

Then, in 2011,...

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