This NH family is all about Dairy

Johnny and Cassie know all their farms’ cows by name and number.

Johnny and Cassie know all their farms’ cows by name and number.

The Clark family of GMC Farm in Cornish Flat, NH, has been operating a small dairy farm for three generations. The farm currently has 120 dairy cows; 55 are milked daily. The four children grew up with farm chores, and so far, at least two will be continuing in the family’s dairy tradition.

The Clarks have been attending dairy competitions like The Big E and World Dairy Expos for over 25 years. The next generation of Clark children has been exhibiting their family’s registered Milking Shorthorn, Brown Swiss and Holstein cattle at a variety of dairy shows for nearly a decade. Brooke and Lindsey swept the Milking Shorthorn Show awards and honors. [more]



About Sanne Kure-Jensen

Sanne Kure-Jensen is a frequent contributor to Country Folks, Country Folks Grower and Wine & Grape Grower bringing regional and national attention to agriculture in RI and across southern New England. She has also written for newsletters of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), Holistic Management International (HMI), RI Beekeepers Association and RI Tree Council. Read Sanne’s work at her Sustainable Living page at Sanne has written successful grant applications for alternative energy projects, staff and board training, products and services. Clients include agricultural businesses, farm stand/markets and non-profit organizations. Recent successful grant projects include a $90,000 USDA Rural Development‘s Rural Energy For America Program (REAP), $10,000 Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Farmer and $20,000 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG). Sanne is the part-time Administrator for NOFA/RI, a Rhode Island Certified Horticulturist and beekeeper. She is a NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and has lectured across southern New England on Beekeeping, Native Pollinators and Ecological Landscape Design. Learn more about the NOFA’s Land Care programs or contact Sanne for a garden consultation through the NOFA/RI website.
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