Family on the farm
MacGlaflin’s herd is mostly Holstein with a few Jerseys at the request of his daughter, Anne. She helps out on the farm on weekends while her brother, Jason, seems destined to follow in his father’s footsteps, working full-time with his dad. The farm employs another eight full-time and Ed’s wife, Jill, a retired school teacher, also pitches in.
“Having a small family-owned farm is a lot of hard work. You won’t get rich, but if you’re willing to put the effort in, and enjoy working with animals, machinery, and crops, you can make a living,” says Ed. “The better care we can take of our cows and our land, the better quality milk they can produce. I drink more milk off this farm than anyone. It better be good.”