The Hall Family
Richard and Bonnie both graduated in 1986, Richard from SUNY Cobleskill with an Agricultural Science degree and Bonnie from Saint Michael’s College with a degree in Elementary Education. They were married and began farming on their own the following year. In 1992 their farming operation became part of the newly formed Fairmont Farm Inc.
Their oldest daughter Clara graduated from Cornell in 2010 and started working at Yankee Farm Credit, Clara was married to Dana Ayer in 2013 at the farm. Ricky graduated from Cornell in 2012 and began working at Holstein Association as a Classifier. Clara and Ricky both started full time at Fairmont in the summer of 2014. Richard and Bonnie’s youngest child, Isabel, is 15 years old and in 10th grade at U-32 High School.
In 2016 Richard and Bonnie welcomed two new family members. Clara and Dana had a little boy, Carson, and Ricky married Elizabeth Olson.
The Purchase Family
After high school Tucker attended SUNY Morrisville and received an associate’s degree in Agricultural Science in 1999. He then transferred to Cornell University to study dairy science, which led to a Bachelors degree in Animal Science in 2001. After graduation Tucker moved to California and managed a large dairy in Bakersfield. In May 2002 he returned home to Vermont and became the herd manager at Fairmont Farm, Inc. In 2005 he became a partner at Fairmont Farm. In 2012 Tucker married Melissa. Their first daughter, Ella, was born in December of 2013. Tucker, Melissa and Ella welcomed a new baby, Sophie, to the family in November of 2016.