The Chittendens

As busy as the dairy keeps them, the Chittendens find time to be involved in agriculture and community organizations.

Paul has been quite active in the Jersey breed. Like his father, Stanley, he is a former president and director for the AJCA and recipient of the organization's Distinguished Service Award. Click here for details on Paul and the 2010 Distinguished Service Award. Paul has also been a director and officer for the New York and New England Jersey cattle associations and involved with the cooperative extension service and both the milk and local auction cooperatives. He devoted 38 years to 4-H as a club leader. He now limits his service to Stuyvesant's board of assessment review and the board of the Columbia County Fair, which he also serves as livestock superintendent.

The Chittendens - Nathan with Jonathon, Zachary, Emily, Lydia, Donna, Maxwell, Alan, Meagan, Brian, Donna, Cassie, Paul and Melanie.
Alan, Paul and Brian Chittenden with a group of heifers at Dutch Hollow Farm.

Brian is president of the New York Jersey Cattle Club and sits on the board of the Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation District. He is a town council person and serves on both the Greenway and Agriculture Committees. As well, he is president and assistant chief of the local fire station.

Emily Chittenden, left, was named winner of the 2015 National Jersey Youth Achievement Contest. Cassie Chittenden topped the contest in 2011. Seven members of the family have placed among the top 10 in the contest.

Click here to read Emily's story about Jerseys published in the September 2016 issue of the Jersey Journal. Click here to read Cassie's story.

Alan is a director for the American Jersey Cattle Association. He is also a third-generation 4-H leader. He is a director and former president of the New England Jersey Breeders Association and serves on the board of New England Jersey Sires. Donna is a full-time school teacher and also an acitve 4-H leader.

Nathan is president of the Agri-Mark Young Cooperators program and coaches the 4-H dairy quiz bowl team. He is past president and board member of the Columbia County Cooperative Extension Service.

Brian, Alan and Nathan each have received the AJCA Young Jersey Breeder award.

The family hosts numerous tours of the farm for agriculture and non-agriculture groups alike. Each year, Dutch Hollow Farm hosts an open farm day which exposes 400-500 consumers to the REAL story of dairy farming. In 2009, the dairy was a stop on the post-conference tour of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau Conference and visited by Jersey breeders from across the globe.

Kids and Cows - a Perfect Pairing
Lydia (center) purchased the second high-seller at the 2017 Pot O'Gold Sale, Primus Kwynn Haven-ET. At the same sale, Maxwell purchased Ohio Spartan Sensation 540 and Caroline Lafferty purchased Cedar MTN Farm Lexicon Ribbon.
Emily (left) won the 2015 National Jersey Youth Achievement Contest and received the Russell-Malnati Scholarship for Advanced Studies from the AJCA.
Emily (right) was a member of the 2014 National Jersey Queen court and also received the Cedarcrest Farms Scholarship. Dutch Hollow Sam Holloway, owned by Meagan, won the Sunbow Farms Trophy for being the highest producing cow for YD protein in the 2014 All American Junior Jersey Show. Emily (front center) and Cassie (back center) earned awards in the 2013 National Jersey Youth Production Contest.
Dutch Hollow juniors placed in the 2012 National Youth Production Contest and were recognized at the Junior Banquet held during All American festivities. Receiving awards were Maxwell (front third right), Emily (front second right) and Cassie (back center).
Cassie was named winner of the 2011 National Youth Achievement Contest and recognized at the Junior Banquet held during All American festivities in 2012. New York juniors fared well in the 2011 National Youth Production Contest. Pictured are Meagan (front right), Cassie, Maxwell and Emily (back right). Dutch Hollow Tradition Gilly, owned by Cassie, was the PA Protein Award winner at the 2012 All American Junior Jersey Show.
Maxwell with Dutch Hollow Gov. Ice Cream, Supreme Champion of the 2012 Columbia County Fair. Nathan with sons Jonathon and Zachary, getting ready for the Little Britches contest at the Columbia County Fair. Maxwell, Lydia and Emily with the winning entry in the best three females class at the Delaware County Fair.
Lydia with her favorite cow, Dutch Hollow Legion Kitty, Reserve Grand Champion of the 2012 Columbia County Fair. Meagan promotes milk and dairy products in the dairy princess booth at the New York State Fair as the Columbia County Dairy Princess. Lydia and Emily take top honors in the produce of dam class at the Duchess County Fair.
Zachary getting a hand from Christian Lafferty at the Duchess County Fair. Lydia with the Junior Champion of the 2012 Columbia County Fair. Maxwell gets a few pointers from Jason Lafferty.
It must be in the blood as cousin Ella makes front page news with her Jerseys during International Dairy Week in Australia.
Photo courtesy Shepparton News. Click here to view.
Cassie, Max, Emily and Meagan with their awards for placing in the 2010 National Youth Production Contest.
All were recognized at the Junior Banquet in Louisville, KY.

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The Chittenden Family
3137 Running Creek Road, Schodack Landing, NY 12156-9603
Paul: 518/858-3790Alan: 518/320-2893Brian: 518/376-8397Nathan: 518/330-3865
Email: dutchhollowjersey@gmail.com