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Community will be able to virtually attend farm fun

From staff reports

Consumers will have the opportunity to visit a local dairy farm without ever leaving the couch. Juniata County’s Reinford Farms is the next stop on American Dairy Association North East’s “Fun on the Farm” series, airing on Facebook Saturday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m.

This week, dairy farmer Brett Reinford will highlight sustainability practices on his farm, “Reinford Farms” including recycling food waste and turning it into renewable energy. For their recycling efforts, Reinford Farms was recognized nationally by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy in 2018 with the Outstanding Dairy Farm in Sustainabilityaward. One of Reinford Farms’ most notable recycling jobs each year is converting the butter from the famous PA Farm Show Butter Sculpture into energy.

“As a dairy farmer, I’m proud to be involved in dairy education projects to help share what we do on our farm for our animals and the land,” says Reinford.

This is the second season for the popular “Fun on the Farm” series, which launched in March. More than a dozen dairy farms throughout New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland have hosted these virtual tours, with topics ranging from sustainability practices and technology on the farm to animal care, among others.

Next up is a visit to Kurtland Farms in Elverson, Pa. Past dairy farms featured have included Mapleview Dairy in Madrid, N.Y., Barbland Dairy in Fabius, N.Y and Dry Creek Farm in Martinsburg, Pa.

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