Harley Adams, Castleton
Harley grew up on her family’s goat dairy farm where she helps produce and sell goat milk soap, goat milk fudge, and raw milk. She hopes to expand the operation by adding goats and increasing the production of value-added products.
“I have grown up around animals and in nature my whole life, having always been drawn to both for as long as I can remember,” said Harley. “The lessons I’ve learned from living on a farm are something I can never forget, and the passion and peace I’ve gained for and from nature are something I’ll never regret receiving.”
Harley was nominated for the award by Mark Raishart, her Natural Resources Instructor at Stafford Technical Center in Rutland. Said Mark: “She is passionate about animals and agriculture, and she clearly has a strong commitment to her family's business and herd.”