Launched April 9, 2015
Our Fencing Fields Kickstarter will increase the supply of certified organic, grass-fed milk by offering a custom grazing program to Kalona’s Amish and
Marilyn Farms has 600 acres of organic pasture available for local Kalona dairy farmers to graze their cows. In order for these farmers to partner with Marilyn Farms and use the land, it must be fenced. The Kickstarter campaign will raise money to install fencing at Marilyn Farms creating custom grazing pasture for organic dairy cows. Both mature, milk-producing cows and young heifers that cannot yet be milked are currently being grazed on these local Amish and Mennonite farms. USDA organic regulations stipulate specific amounts of pasture, per animal, per year. By fencing the fields at Marilyn farms, local dairymen would be able to graze their non-producing heifers off-site during the growing season. This would leave more room for mature, milk-producing dairy cows on their farms, resulting in an
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