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COREY FREELAND

Corey was born and raised on his family’s organic operation in Cherry Valley, New York. From a young age, he learned to care for beef cows, goats and pigs. Corey started honey bee hives along with a small pasture based sheep flock that grew to 50 ewes throughout college. He fine tuned his grazing skills and regenerated fallow ground around the family farm.

Out of college, Corey began his career as a herdsman for a local beef farm in Hillsdale, NY where he administered vaccines and antibiotics for over 400 brood cattle. He was the lead AI tech and maintained their embryo transfer program. He went on to serve as an equipment operator and mechanic at Walnut Ridge Dairy maintaining and servicing all farm equipment. Corey formed a well-rounded knowledge of crop production and manure handling. He also managed all feed ordering and feeding.

In January of 2018, Corey moved to Vermont after accepting the position as assistant crop manager and lead farm mechanic at Jasper Hill Farm in Greensboro, VT. He developed their feeding program and assisted with milking as needed. Corey maintained and built farm infrastructure and worked seasonally harvesting hemp. Relocating to Chittenden County in 2020, he dove head first into the hop farming world with a start-up hop farm in Starksboro, VT. As farm operator at Champlain Valley Hops, Corey built, maintained and operated their harvesters, tractors and field equipment; installed field irrigation and pellet mill; designed and built conveyor systems and established a composting protocol for waste.

Upon recognizing the need for an experienced farmer, mechanic and equipment operator within Vermont's agricultural community, Corey launched Freeland Farm Services and has been fortunate to do what he loves while helping smaller organizations who cannot justify full-time, year-round employees.

Corey lives in Shelburne, VT with his wife and their four pups. He is an avid cyclist and thrill seeker with a zest for travel and adventure. When he isn't working you can find him training for his next gravel race, tinkering on his bikes/truck or up in the mountains where there's little to no cell phone service.

Education

Bachelors of Technology in Agricultural Business Management

State University of New York, Cobleskill


Associates of Applied Science in Beef and Livestock Studies

State University of New York, Cobleskill

Related courses:

  • Agricultural Sales and Marketing

  • Meat Products

  • Advanced Sheep and Goat Production

  • Animal Health

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