Cow manure became a full-time business

Feature in Hoard's Dairyman July 15, 2017 by Andrea Stoltzfus Fast forward to 2017, and CowPots is now a thriving business, with an on-farm production facility, national marketing, and a customer base that recognizes the value of the "poo pots." Read article>>

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Milking Robots are Helping a Family Dairy Farm into the Future

Feature in Forbes June 26, 2017 by Maggie McGrath Amanda Freund and her family have been implementing new tech around the Freund dairy farm to be able to compete with the larger farms in the area. It's the only way Freund Farms will...

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Women bring new voice to agriculture

By Carolyn Lange   WILLMAR — Amanda Freund knows she has a "crappy" job. She grins good-naturedly, recalling every junior-high joke ever uttered about the sturdy containers made from manure generated by her family's dairy cows that she markets as nutrient-rich, biodegradable...

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Marketing, marrying new fields for farmers

February 2, 2017 BY HANNA SNYDER GAMBINI REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN BETHLEHEM – March Farms in Bethlehem last week announced it would begin hosting weddings in 2018. Getting married in a pastoral setting is not a new idea, but it’s another example of how small...

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The Lessons That Cows, Yes, Cows, Can Teach Entrepreneurs About Adapting to Change

Entrepreneur by Amanda Freund Introducing robotic milking machines to 300 skeptical bovines wasn't exactly easy, this millennial farmer reports. Today’s young professionals may not think they have much in common with someone like me -- a third-generation dairy farmer. But those young professionals would...

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Starting Your Seeds Off Right with Amanda Freund of Cowpots

You can also watch this episode on YouTube. This Week on Vegetable Gardening Mike chats with Amanda Freund of CowPots who stops by the show to tell us how her family was able to find a niche market in recycling cow...

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A Day in the Life of a Cow Crap Cultivator

By Eugene S. Robinson THE DAILY DOSENOV 01 2016 In this occasional series, OZY takes to streets and neighborhoods across the globe to ask a simple question: “How was your day?” Amanda Freund East Canaan, Connecticut I was just rushing through a cup of...

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Celebrating the health of area dairy farms

by Gabe Lefferts EAST CANAAN — Freund’s Farm, an owner of the Cabot Creamery Cooperative, was one of many farms in the Tri-State area that opened its gates to the public on Sunday, Oct. 9. Other farms that held open...

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Fall 2016 Newsletter

Our Fall newsletter is printed and getting set up for delivery to postal patrons in our town this week. We're excited to feature our upcoming Open Farm Sunday as members of the Cabot Cooperative on October 9. Read newsletter

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Family stays down on the farm

Canaan clan stays close to its roots BY MIKE PATRICK REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN CANAAN Theresa Freund's daughters and son all went to college and graduated with degrees in a variety of subjects. But the white-collar working world wasn't for them. Read more>>

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