Many dairy farms that once sold all their milk to wholesale buyers are pivoting to sell directly to customers and develop value-added dairy products. Henry Farms of Knox, based in Knox, Pennsylvania, is one of them.
Hosted in Arlington, Virginia, this year’s forum saw hundreds of people gather in person with thousands more virtually to hear directly from Secretary Tom Vilsack, Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh, European Union Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski, and many other national and international experts on a variety of topics.
In 2022, Oak Knoll Dairy got a brand overhaul thanks to a Dairy Marketing and Branding Services grant from the Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC). The new branding not only updated the labels and website graphics, but also wove together the story of Ryan and Annie, who started Bridgman Hill Farm in partnership with Jasper Hill Farm, before taking over the 30-year-old Oak Knoll brand when its founders retired.