Freund’s Farm awarded for sustainability efforts

EAST CANAAN >> CowPots, the biodegradable planting containers crafted from manure byproducts, put the Freund family on the map, but the idea of sustainability permeates every facet of the the family farm operation. Efforts at the dairy farm include pasture...

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Dairy Farms and Businesses Are Changing the Equation for Sustainable Business Practices

ROSEMONT, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy®, established under the leadership of dairy farmers, announced the winners of the fourth annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards on May 7, 2015, at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. The program...

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Young Farmer: ‘CowPots Girl’ by choice

Editor’s note: The following article appears in the May 2015 edition of Dairy Herd Management. “There are more cows in our town than people,” my mother, Theresa, explains to farm visitors any chance she gets, touting just how “rural” we are. As...

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Farmer Friday: Freund’s Farm

This week we’re pleased to share the news that Freund’s Farm, one of the 1,200 farm family owners of Cabot, has been awarded the 2015 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Resource Stewardship. The Freunds have been focused on sustainability...

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CowPots: Creating a value-added product out of manure

Written by Progressive Dairyman Editor Jenna Hurty Almost seven years ago, Progressive Dairyman told its readers about a new, biodegradable pot being produced by Freund’s Farm in East Canaan, Connecticut. They called them CowPots. CowPots spread to 27 states within the...

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