Clark and Nancy Putman both come from farming families and each brought their own perspective to the farm they now run together in northern New York State. Clark grew up on a dairy farm and Nancy on a beef farm. They have very much appreciated the opportunity to raise their own two children, Aaron and Kaitlyn, on the farm. The youngsters have grown up feeding the calves and riding the tractor. For their parents, there is no greater joy than introducing the next generation to the hard, honest work of raising good food for people.
Both Clark and Nancy also hold down off-farm jobs in the agricultural sector. Back on the farm, they do morning and evening chores and then play catch up on the weekends. While there’s not much rest or free time, there is a great deal of satisfaction. “It’s a wonderful life and a terrific way to raise a family,” says Nancy. “If you’re a dairy farmer, you’re in it because you love it.”