There are many different areas that make up our dairy farm. There are also a lot of people that make this farm run smoothly. We employ around 80 people.
Our four main areas of interest are the parlor, crops, young stock, and our manure system. Green Meadow Farms is different from most farms for various reasons. A couple being that we are the home of the Michigan State University Training Center for Dairy Professionals, and the other is our manure system. The Michigan State University Training Center for Dairy Professionals is a one of a kind teaching center that was brought up to our farm by the Michigan State University School of Veterinary Medicine so that Vet students could receive specialized training in caring for dairy animals. The center opened in the summer of 2005. The center is not limited to vet students, they also deal with professionals in the dairy industry as well as other college students studying in the dairy field. For more information about the center please follow the highlighted underlined link above.
We also have a complex manure system. This system became more complex in 2006 with the addition of a Methane Digester.