Hytone Farm, Coventry, CT

Today, with over 260 Holstein milking cows, the fourth generation of Peracchios work Hytone Farm.

Hytone Farm - Coventry, CT

Hytone Farm, Coventry, CTGiovani Peracchio purchased 70 acres in Coventry in 1944 to grow fruits and vegetables with his son, Tony. They added a few milk cows to guarantee year-round income. Today, with over 260 Holstein milking cows, the fourth generation of Peracchios work Hytone Farm.

The Farmer’s Cow Mission Statement says, We believe in what we do—being good stewards of our precious agricultural heritage for future generations. The Peracchios’ land stewardship exemplifies this commitment.

Managing more than 800 acres, Hytone Farm has agreements with landowners in seven local towns to grow corn and grass silage. Keeping farmland productive is the most effective way to ensure it will be available for future generations.
Hytone Farm received Connecticut’s Dairy Farm of Distinction Award in acknowledgment for demonstrated land stewardship. The Peracchios plan to continue the Hytone Farm tradition of farming excellence for generations to come.

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Bill Peracchio graduated from the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture at UConn.

Bill Peracchio

Bill graduated from the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture at UConn. He and his wife, Janette, raised their children Greg, Sara and Sandra in Coventry. Bill was selected as the Outstanding Young Farmer by the Jaycees, representing Connecticut in 1980.

He has been active in many community, church and farm activities and organizations through the years. He is presently on the Resolutions Committee of Agri-Mark Milk Cooperative and a member of the Very Alive and Connecticut Farm Bureau. In the past he served on the ASCS: Conservation Service; and he served as the President of the Central Connecticut.