Mount Toby Farm
Bob Williams understands the demands of dairy farming and takes it all in stride.
He can plan and manage the work that goes with the territory.
What he can’t manage or plan for, however, are the wild swings in milk prices and the havoc they wreak on dairy farming.
Like so many other dairy farm families, Bob and Barbara look to take the edge off a difficult market by finding other revenue sources.
This means selling compost, selling some timber from their untillable acreage, or looking to market their milk locally.
As Bob says: “Barbara and I are exploring other ways to generate revenue for the farm even though dairy farming will always be our mainstay.
It is simply unwise to rely completely on the marketplace for dairy products to manage our farm.” These words are true for the Williams family, and for most other dairy farmers throughout the Northeast.