I love the Great New York State Fair! There's nothing better than waking up at 3 a.m. to wash cows and watch the sun rise. The fair gives people a chance at experiences they normally wouldn't get and that everyone should have.
What has been your experience with a dairy farm?
My family operated a dairy farm for 26 years in Baldwinsville. We sold the cows in 1995, but still own the land where today we grow corn and pumpkins every year. Dairy farming runs in the family, my father ran the farm his father once ran, so I hope to run the same farm my dad and grandfather once ran.
When the cows were sold, I was only five and didn't have a lot to do with a farm until I got older. While I was in school I started to work on a dairy farm where we milk 320 Holsteins. When I was in my last four years of high school I worked four nights a week milking cows and feeding calves.
Other than dairy, what are your other interests, hobbies, goals?
I like to hunt, be with my family, hang with friends and go shopping with my sister Corey. I'm also the president of Onondaga County 4-H, a member of On-wego Holstein Club, New York Junior Holstein Association, Brown Swiss Association, New York Junior Dairy Leader program and a high honor roll recipient at Baldwinsville High School, Class of 2008.
I'm attending Morrisville State College where I will major in dairy science.
If you would like Sara to speak to your organization or classroom, call Karen or Brynn Dennis at 655-9837 or visit onondagacountydairypromotion.com.