Allison is a 7th generation young Cabot Dairy Farmer from Five Mile Farm in Lisbon, NY, where she works on the farm alongside her father, brother, and grandparents. Allison oversees the calves from birth to breeding, drives her trusty old dump truck for crop work, and enjoys working side by side with her family. In addition to a lifetime of experience helping manage a busy dairy farm, she also has a background in agriculture finance. In her spare time, Allison loves to be outdoors, take pictures, and travel to new places.
Allison grew up volunteering, whether donating blood, coaching youth sports, or traveling to third world countries to support schools and medical clinics. For Allison, promoting volunteerism and spreading gratitude are values close to her heart. She would love to spread her passion for Cabot Cheese, knowledge of all things agricultural and experience volunteering with your audience through segments that could include:
- What Cabot is Doing to Support Communities
- Live Cooking Demos
- Supporting Farmers by Eating Local
- Sustainable Farming Practices
- Cabot’s Centennial Celebration
- The Future of the Family Farm
- Sustainable Stewardship in Your Own Home
To learn more about the Akins family’s Five Mile Farm, take a virtual tour! To schedule an interview or discuss content opportunities with Allison, please contact Dana Swinney via email or call (518) 694-1204.