This resource was created by Ron Dziembowski, Lauren Salvatore, Von Scully, and Kate Reilly.
“Farming is the profession of hope”
– Brett Brian, Canadian Poet/Novelist
Duke Farms is known for many incredible sights - from the rumble of the Great Falls to the stillness of the abandoned Old Foundation. But one piece of the property has always been a bit of a mystery to our visitors: the actual farm!
Although it encompasses significant acreage, the research and day-to-day work of the Agroecology Department mostly takes place in less visible areas that are not publicly accessible. These operations contribute to the overall Duke Farms mission and we invite you to learn more through these regularly occurring posts.
When you imagine a cow, what image comes to mind? Is it the iconic black and white cow that we often see in books, movies, and art? Have you ever seen an all-white cow? The American British White Park cow is a showstopping breed of cattle with a mostly white body accented with black ears, nose, feet, teats, and eye markings. This uncommon breed shows resilience in the heat and humidity of New Jersey summers. They are also resistant to native pests and disease, all while displaying desirable herd traits, like docility and mothering ability. Learn more about why the American British White Park was chosen to become part of the Duke Farms agroecology herd and their lineage.