Meet 6 Women in Dairy to Follow Right Now

Jusmine Martin| View Author Bio

In honor of International Women’s Day (March 8th), we’re proud to spotlight some of the incredible women within the New England and New York dairy industry who are connecting with the public on social media. From dairy farmers to local ‘ag’vocates, these folks work hard to ensure the continued success of the industry.

Julie MacGlaflin | dairy farmer at MacGlaflin Farm

Julie and her husband, Jason, run MacGlaflin Farm, a 2022 NH Dairy Farm of the Year and Green Pasture Award recipient. Follow MacGlaflin Farm, in Claremont, NH, for tours, updates on their Adopt-a-Cow program, and calf zoomies. 

MacGlaflin Farm’s Facebook 

Hailey Pipher | ‘ag’vocate and lifestyle brand

Hailey grew up on a dairy farm in upstate NY. These days, she’s an ex-corporate nine-to-fiver who has built a personal brand based on her love for all things dairy. Follow her for recipes, cute merch, and agricultural advocacy.  

Instagram (@shelikesmilk)

TikTok (@shelikesmilk)

Facebook (@shelikesmilk)

Val Lavigne | dairy farmer, National Dairy Board member, and podcast host

Val is a 2nd generation dairy farmer living in Upstate NY. She’s also a longtime ‘ag’vocate, National Dairy Board member, and host of The Dairy Hour Podcast. Follow Val for a behind-the-scenes look at life on the farm and insights from her many podcast guests. 

TikTok (@dairygalval)

Instagram (@dairygalval)

Facebook (@dairygalval)

The Dairy Hour Podcast

Kristen Essex | dairy farmer and photographer

Kristen is a professional wedding photographer, who lends her talents to her family farm in Vermont. Follow Kristen for stunning behind-the-scenes images of life on the farm, cute calf videos, and (every now and then) sneak peeks at a barn cat, too.

Instagram (@kristensfarmlife) 

Tia Smith | dairy farmer 

Tia’s on a mission to “make farming trendy.” Check out Tia’s life on the farm in Connecticut, along with cow facts, and education. 

Instagram (@dairygirlpromo)

Jessica Dizek | dairy farmer

Jessica and her sister,  Jennifer, are 5th generation dairy farmers at Mapleline Farm in Hadley, Massachusetts. The farm, which is known New England-wide for its flavored milk options, just celebrated its 120th anniversary. 

Instagram (@maplelinefarm)

Facebook (@maplelinefarm) 

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