Pimm's View Dairy Farm is located in Conewango Valley, NY and is operated by Adelia Pimm.
The following excerpt about Adelia, in the May 1, 2011 article, "Earned Respect" on the Dairy Farmers of America website.
Growing up on a dairy, Adelia Pimm of Conewango Valley, N.Y., says dairying was always on a short list of things she wanted to do.
“I still remember the day, like it was yesterday, when I first told my dad I wanted to have my own dairy some day,” she says. “His response was, ‘Dairy farming is hard work, especially for a girl.’ From that moment on, I was determined to show him I could do it. He never questioned me again.”
She was only 21 years old and had just graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science when she applied for a Farm Services Agency loan to purchase her first herd.
After receiving her loan, Pimm rented land in Walden, N.Y., where she milked 160 cows for four years. In April 2000, her parents formed Pimm View Holding, LLC in Conewango Valley and invited Pimm to move her dairy there.
Today, Pimm milks 275 mixed cows in her double-10 parlor on the farm’s 450 acres with the help of three full-time and four part-time employees. Pimms View Farm also operates as a separate operation from Pimm’s parents’ LLC.
“It’s nice to be so close to my family since they provide plenty of help and support,” she says. “My parents help out at times on the dairy, but I’m the sole operator putting in 10 to 12 hours each day. It’s my farm.”
In addition to running the dairy, Pimm also serves as director of the Brown Swiss Association in New York and on the County Farm Bureau board.
“It’s nice to see that statistics are showing that more and more women are entering this industry,” she says. “Women are good at it, and I hope the number of female farm operators continues to climb.”