A weekly segment titled, “What’s in the news?” at Redferns.ca highlights one particular ag-related article, hopefully of interest to you, the reader. Enjoy.

‘Care farm’ model allows Dutch dairy farm to expand

This week, we highlight a fantastic feature story, written by  regarding a couple’s ‘care farm’ located near Noordwolde, Netherlands.

An excerpt is as follows:

It was long lonely days for Bas Hofman. He would milk his 70 cows every morning and night, while his wife, Greet Cazemier, worked as a psychiatric nurse at a large care institution.

Hofman knew if he wanted to continue as a farmer he would have to expand his farm. Cazemier, on the other hand, was discontented about how the care system was being run for her patients.

The two sat down and decided they could solve both of their problems if they opened a ‘care farm.’ The plan was to convert their dairy farm to a care program for people with intellectual disabilities.

For the entire story, click here.