Please help us SAVE MILKY WAY FARM and our beautiful herd of Jerseys, who as soon as March 1st may be put up for sale at auction by the Farm Service Agency. Our “Milky Way Ladies” are a part of our family and we despair in not knowing where they will go and if they will be cared for and treated with kindness and respect.
Robbie’s livelihood and his father’s legacy are now being threatenedThe Milky Way Farm was started in 1984 by Robert Hayward Clark, Sr. whose passion for dairy farming began at the age of 2 when he began spending summers on his Grandparents’ small family dairy farm. His son, Robbie, at age 18, joined him in operating the Milky Way Farm. Father and son worked side-by-side for 11 years until sadly Robbie’s father and partner died from metastatic prostate cancer at the age of 69. In the last year Robbie has been working the farm alone.
We are the last dairy farm in Ira, Vermont. So many small family farms have been lost, forced out of business, replaced by larger easily regulated dairy farms that can produce cheap milk. In the last five years the number of Vermont dairy farms has been cut by one-third.
Please help us SAVE MILKY WAY FARM by donating $1.00 and asking all your friends to do the same. Our goal is to reach 200,000 people who care about small family farms and who want to keep them from being forced out of business. We must never underestimate the “Power of One”. If you are able to donate more, we and our “brown-eyed girls” would greatly appreciate it. Together we can Save the Milky Way Farm.
Help us reach our goal by donating on gofundme.com https://www.gofundme.com/milkywayfarmvt