Anytime you change one thing on the farm, there are a lot of other aspects to change along with it. The DDC Program helped us think through the whole process, not just shoot from the hip.
The grant took away so many variables and gave us a concrete idea. It gave me the confidence I needed to move forward with a project like this. It went from a pipe dream to a reality.
Listening to the podcast is interesting to hear how other dairy farmers are finding ways to solve problems. You benefit by hearing the trials and tribulations of others who are seeking to be on the cutting edge.
We decided to be a host farm because we believe in the importance of consumers understanding where their milk comes from. This program is a great way for dairy farmers to get that story out there.
It's a really good opportunity. I don’t have a ton of dairy experience. This is a smaller farm and it’s family-run. They are very willing to teach me everything.