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Nutritious, sustainable dairy products all start with the care and comfort of the cows. Dairy farmers provide their cows a nutritious diet, good medical care, and healthy living conditions. Research shows that cows need to be calm, happy, comfortable, and well-fed to make high-quality milk. With four distinct stomachs, dairy cows can eat and unlock the energy and nutrients in foods that humans can’t making them the ultimate recyclers.
Uconn's Department of Animal Science and Extension team are leading the way when it comes to research and initiatives to ensure dairy is part of the climate change solution.Learn More
It's the job of a dairy farmer to make nutritious food and also leave the world in a better place than when they found it. Hear from these local farmers on what stewardship means to them and what they’re doing on their farms to protect the planet for future generations.
The power is in the poo. Learn about a Connecticut dairy farming family who invented CowPots, a biodegradable planting pot made from cow poo that eliminates the need for plastic planters. Plus, hear other stories and experiences from farmers who are finding creative solutions to meet the changing needs of our planet and communities.Listen Now
Meet the Learned brothers and see what a morning looks like at Valley View Farm in North Stonington, CT. The family is passionate about feeding their community by providing a healthy, sustainable product.
Connecticut dairy farmers understand the importance of thoughtful, yet vigorous work to increase sustainability on the farm. Watch the video to learn how both farms are tackling climate change with soil management practices.
CT dairy farmers have teamed up with Guida’s Dairy to share the stories of local dairy farm families. CT dairy farmers and Guida’s Dairy are committed to producing sustainable foods that nourish people, strengthen communities, and foster a sustainable future. Learn more about dairy’s role in a sustainable food system and get a Guida’s coupon below.
Guida’s is a part of the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) family, which is a cooperative owned by family farmers across the country. Protecting our planet takes a herd. That’s why Guida’s is a proud supporter of the Nerd Herd – a team of DFA farmers, scientists, engineers, and more working to make dairy even more sustainable. Together, the Nerd Herd is developing high-tech, innovative solutions to help us reduce emissions and protect the environment. Learn more about the Nerd Herd and what they’re doing locally.Learn More
Get to know more Connecticut dairy farming families.Meet Farm Families
More examples of what dairy farmers in our region are doing to achieve GHG neutrality.Learn More
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A front and back one-pager resource that breaks down the importance of dairy and dairy farming to the state of Connecticut.View & Download
A kid-friendly resource. Boost your "Moo I.Q." with these fun facts about dairy farming in Connecticut.View & Download
Dairy’s health benefits are supported by a robust body of science that continues to grow.Learn More