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Good husbandry on the Old Field Farm

Feb 05, 2011 3:41 pm
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Old Field Farm in the Greene County community of Cornwallville has won another award for its sustainable and humane new methods of farming."][/caption]Old Field Farm of Cornwallville has received a Good Husbandry Grant from the Animal Welfare Approved program to improve the welfare of animals by promoting pasture- and range-based farming. Old Field Farm will use the funds for genetic improvements to its herd of pigs and for purchasing new farrowing huts that will help improve the health and well being of their pigs. Animal Welfare Approved’s Good Husbandry Grants help promote innovative, forward thinking farming techniques, with funds awarded to farms and processing plants across the United States. Twenty-eight grants ranging from $600 to $6000 were awarded this year to farmers and slaughter plants working with or seeking to work with AWA farmers. Old Field is run by the Nadin family, is located on 160 acres, and mixes arts activities with farming... and sells its products, including butchered meats, to key private groceries in New York City, as well as its own buying club.