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FARM Quick Convos - Farmer Perspective on FARM
Nate Chittenden and Kris Scheider, Chairman and Vice Chairman of the FARM Farmer Advisory Council, will discuss the FARM Program from their point-of-view as farmers and how the program has impacted their operations.

Jun 23, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Kris Scheider
Vice Chairman, Farmer Advisory Council @Foremost Farms
Kris found his love for the dairy industry growing up on his grandparents dairy farm in Northern Illinois. As a ‘04 UW-Platteville graduate with a Bachelors in Dairy Science, he partnered with his wife, Chelsea, and her family at Zirbel Dairy Farms in De Pere, WI. While overseeing the production side of the dairy, Kris specializes in fresh cow care where he can be found cow-side almost every morning. Kris enjoys the challenges of an ever-changing industry and keeps up to date with markets, current consumer concerns, and exploring new practices that will keep the dairy viable for generations to come.
Nate Chittenden
Chairman, Farmer Advisory Council @Agrimark
Nathan Chittenden farms alongside his two brothers and his parents at Dutch Hollow Farm LLC, in Schodack Landing NY. Starting with a small herd of 55 registered Jerseys in 1976, the family has grown steadily through internal growth to the herd of 800 today. The families commitment to the registered Jersey breed as well as their public outreach has earned them a spot in the National Dairy Shrine. After receiving his BS in Animal Science at Cornell in 2000, Nate returned home to the family farm where he married his wife Jill. Today they have 3 children, Zachary, Jonathan, and Anna. In addition to managing the calves and young heifers, Nathan has also been active as a 4H leader and past president and Vice President of the local board of directors of Cooperative Extension. Nathan has also served as President and Vice President of the YC’s of his Coop, Agrimark.