NORTH TROY, Vt. (AP) - The winner of the 2012 Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year award has been named. It's the Chaput Family Farms in North Troy.
The University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Dairy Industry Association in cooperation with the New England Green Pastures Program present the award. They say Chaput Family Farms has been honored for its "sound management practices, outstanding herd performance and strong commitment to agriculture."
The 1,800-acre farm is near the Canadian border. It's owned by brothers Reg and Michael Chaput, who've worked together for 30 years.
The brothers milk 830 cows three times a day and this spring bought their own milk truck and tanks. They were honored in West Springfield, Mass., in September and will be honored again at the Vermont Farm Show in Essex Junction in January.
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