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Meet Your Farmer: Twin Oaks Dairy
September 22, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
@ Twin Oaks Dairy
3185 NY-13, Truxton, NY 13158
Join farmers Kathie and Kirk Arnold on a tour of Twin Oaks Dairy LLC, which has been shipping certified organic milk since 1998. Rotational grazing is a foundational principle of the farm that keeps soils covered and sequestering carbon. They recently started planting trees in some of their pastures in a foray into silvopasture. This is their second year in making compost using the Elaine Ingham Bio Complete composting recipe and process.
A new 136 stall freestall barn for the milking herd was built in 2016. It features a a double 12 rapid exit parallel parlor, automatic sort gate, alley scrapers, automatic side curtains, insulated cathedral ceiling, ventilation chimneys, waterbeds, activity system, and a feed pusher robot. Calves are group raised on milk for three months using mob feeders. Once weaned, calves are on pasture for the grazing season as are all other heifers and dry cows.
The field days in this series are open farm days intended to strengthen the connection between farmers and their surrounding communities. Meet Your Farmer events uplift how NOFA-NY farms prioritize the health of people and planet through ecologically sound innovations, and show the impact of purchasing directly from farmers.
Registration is required. Space is limited.