Cushman Farm - Franklin, CT
For six generations the Cushman family has farmed acreage in North Franklin. Started on 155 acres at the homestead, today the Cushman and Smith families manage nearly 1,800 acres of cropland in three towns.
This multi-generational farming tradition has cultivated a dedication to progress at Cushman Farms. Nate Cushman learned early that farming requires work: he milked 20-25 cows every morning before heading off to school. Partnering with his father on the family’s farm, Nate has watched the herd outgrow the stanchion barn built in 1955, and the new 105-stall freestall barn in 1966. Today’s newest dairy complex includes a rotary parlor that milks 30 cows at a time, and a barn that offers free movement and private stall space for nearly 900 cows.
To manage the farmland and milking operation, Cushman Farms employs 18 full time and 4 part time people. Each day more than 9,000 gallons of milk are produced. Enough milk to supply a city with a population of nearby Norwich.Farm Fact PDF Directions