These images are part of a documentary project on the changing world of dairy farming and small owned and operated family farms in America, specifically Bradford County, Pa. and Tioga County, NY.
Challenges have been more intense than ever in 2017 and 2018 for family operated farms. As the price of milk drops that means the income for area farmers is dropping as well. Many farms in Pennsylvania are closing and the traditions of working hard and living naturally off the land are fading with them. Other farms are adapting and changing how they do business to keep themselves from sinking.
You can read more about the farms I visited on the blog by searching for “the farm project.”
If you know of a farm you think should be highlighted for this project leave me a comment here, use the contact form or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first in the series is Mark Bradley, of Sayre, Pa.
I also wrote a post about Mark’s hardworking son and the work ethic farming instills in children.