Advice to young farmers? Plan on long days and not making a lot of money! On the positive side having family around and seeing the kids work on the farm and with the cattle is worth it. And remember to ALWAYS be honest with the consumers.Jon Jenkins
Jenkin's Beef, just
0 MILESfrom it's distributor in Ithaca, NY.
All Natural Beef
Hormone and Antibiotic Free
Feed grown on farm
Standards and Practices
90% of our feed is grown on the farm with the remainder coming from our neighbor up the road. The cattle are born on pasture and remain there with their mother until they reach around 600#’s. They are then moved to the dairy barn for the winter and returned to pasture until they are ready for finishing.
A short history of the farm.
I’ve been a farmer my whole life. I grew up as a dairy farmer and recently made the transition to beef cattle. I grew up on the farm that I currently live on, my father and great grandfather farmed here also. I love having having my kids around my place of work and learning the value of hard work; my grandsons now visit often and love being around the farm.
My role in the community is what many small businesses do for small communities, doing business with many local stores is what rural America is about. Also we take pride in supplying an excellent product to local people. I also support the community with my involvement by volunteering as a director for a North Penn Bulk Milk cooperative, The Troy Fair and Alparon Community Park.