How long do you think it takes to get a cow from grain fed to fully grass-fed?

On this episode of the Thriving Farmer Podcast, Michael is joined by Tim Joseph, the pioneering founder of Maple Hill Creamery, the largest 100% regenerative, grass-fed organic dairy farm in the U.S. After leaving his corporate job, Tim positioned Maple Hill at the forefront of the dairy industry, championing grass-fed organic dairy and regenerative farming practices.

Tune in to hear all about Tim and Maple Hill’s dairy farming journey.

You’ll hear:

  • How Tim got started in farming 1:26
  • Where all the milk went after the first 60 cows 5:12
  • About the decision on whether they needed a second farm 16:37
  • What allowed Maple Hill to scale so smoothly 20:43
  • More about when Tim knew he needed an experienced management team 26:12
  • Why don’t they make chocolate milk anymore (everybody loves it, nobody buys it!) 39:11
  • What Tim’s advice is for someone considering getting into dairy farming 40:49

About the Guest:

In a world dominated by corporate conventional farming, Tim Joseph, founder of Maple Hill Creamery, chose a different path. He made the decision to leave his corporate job and embark on a journey of owning a farm and raising his four young boys. That same year, Maple Hill Creamery’s mission, focusing on “better for the cows, consumers, land, and farmers,” began to resonate with a wider audience across the U.S., with this vision going beyond profit margins, seeing dairy farming as a lifestyle to him and hundreds of family farms they work with.


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