You don’t need acres of land to keep a cow healthy, happy, and productive. You can raise one right in your own backyard, producing more than enough milk for a single family – up to six gallons per day! This in-depth class on raising the family cow will cover everything you need to know, from selecting the right breed to understanding your cow’s behavior; providing shelter, health care, daily maintenance; grooming; and milking.
About the Instructor
Before joining the Accokeek Foundation, Polly Festa had been actively managing livestock for over 15 years. Having been born and raised on Hi Diddle farm near Cooperstown, New York, Polly had many opportunities to show in 4-H at county, state, and regional levels. Her livestock experience also includes breeding various types of cows and goats including Belted Galloways, Scottish Highlands, Jerseys, commercial beef, and meat goats. When she is not working hard for the Accokeek Foundation, she is home with her Brittany Spaniel, aptly named Brittany.