April 23, 2019

Dairy farming isn’t for the weak at heart. Yet, just ask any dairy farmer about their favorite cow and you’ll see a soft spot emerge. For us, Cinderella was that cow.

March 12, 2019

​The popular McDonald’s Shamrock Shake is only available for a limited time each year, but smoothies are a hit every day in our dairy farm house. So, why not create a healthier version of the Shamrock Shake that the kids can enjoy for breakfast? Loaded with the protein...

March 8, 2019

We always imagined that Eastview Farm would raise generation after generation of farmers. 

Our family purchased Eastview Farm in 1938. Page and Elsie Nuckols raised their four children, F.C., Wayne, Elaine and Kenneth on the farm. In 1959, F.C. and Wayne started the dai...

March 8, 2019

March 8 marks 20 years since my mom, the greatest influence of my life, was called to be with God for eternity. Though I can be selfish, she certainly never was. My mom was an inspiration to many and would always drop everything for others, especially her sons and her...

March 7, 2019

Life isn’t fair. It’s the first tough lesson learned by every farm kid. No matter how hard you work. No matter how well your crops are growing. No matter how late you’re up with a sick calf. Despite your best efforts, things can take a turn for the worse as sure as the...

September 16, 2018

The "Ten Gallon Challenge" is the brainchild of Ty Higgins, a Wisconsin farm broadcaster. Its purpose is two-fold — to help struggling dairy farmers and provide food for local families in need.

Milk prices are the lowest they've been in years. Milk consumption has also...

August 18, 2017

I was raised in a family with five-generations of crop farmers. Yet, I never imagined I would one day be a farm wife, much less a dairy wife. When I became engaged, among my dad’s first words were, “You know those cows never go away.” His words of wisdom came in Decemb...

June 1, 2017

​rBST-free. Hormone-free. Organic. What does it all mean? The labels found in the dairy case are are almost never identical. What's more, the price of milk varies widely by brand and type. So, I took a trip to my local Food Lion in Ashland, Va. to sort it all out. Her...

May 2, 2017

As a dairy farmer, I provide my neighbors, friends and family with milk; it is my livelihood, and I work hard to do it right. Dairy farmers must follow stringent regulations to ensure we deliver a high-quality, consistent and safe product with nine essential nutrients....

March 13, 2017

A day’s work at Eastview Farm begins with two goals in mind – caring for healthy, comfortable cows and producing safe, wholesome milk.

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