Peter Melnik

Massachusetts Dairy Farmer

Peter Melnik is a dairy farmer from Deerfield, Massachusetts. He and his family operate their fifth generation 500-cow dairy, Bar-Way Farm, with the goal to make the highest quality milk in the most sustainable way possible. Their milk is processed and distributed by Dairy Farmers of America. Bar-Way Farm is a leading pioneer in the cow power revolution – their methane digester creates enough energy each year to power the equivalent of 1,600 homes. The digester also creates valuable by-products including natural fertilizer and sterile cow bedding. The farm cares for over 700 acres of land and sells straw, hay, manure, and compost.

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