Tiashoke Farm

Buskirk, NY
1,600 acres
1,100 milking cows

Coming home to stay

While some dairy farms are challenged to find the next generation of farmers, Tiashoke Farms had the opposite problem—if you can call it a problem. Although Frank and Terry Ziehm pushed their three sons to explore life beyond the family farm, they all came back. Stuart Ziehm, the youngest, worked in California and Pennsylvania on operations milking thousands of cows. “As big and bright as all those other opportunities were, no opportunity was bigger and brighter than coming home to work with family,” he reflects. Stuart has worked side by side with his brothers, Brian and Eric, along with their father, to grow the business responsibly and sustainably to a level where it can support all four families.

The barns at Tiashoke are state-of-the-art.
The Ziehms are raising the fifth generation of farmers.
4-H is definitely in Phoebe Ziehm’s future.
Fresh air and soft hay for the little ones.

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