Forest City Farms
At Forest City Farms, brother and sister duo Jane and Keith Nuffer were raised dairying. The small farm was started by their father in the 1940s and has since transitioned to the siblings. The two have 70 milking cows with a mix of breeds, including Guernsey, Jersey and mainly Holstein. A smaller herd means the siblings know all the cows by name, including Sparkly, Sangria, Daisy and Dandelion.
Jane’s passion lies in teaching the community about dairy farming and caring for animals. Sometimes she’ll visit schools and bring calves. She also invites classes and groups to the farm, so they can learn firsthand about the farming way of life. Kids who have never seen a cow up close can bottle feed the calves, ride a pony, or learn about the other animals on the farm, which include goats, geese, pigs, chickens, and even peacocks. No wonder she’s affectionately known around town as “Farmer Jane.”
Whether it’s Keith tending to the fields or Jane taking care of the herd, both feel their family’s deep roots within the community and the satisfaction that comes from carrying on a family tradition.
I love dairying because it’s a new adventure every day.