On her family dairy farm in Clinton, Maine, Jenni Tilton-Flood isn’t afraid to do what needs to be done. At the farm the list of “to-dos” is as varied as they come, mechanic, veterinarian, manager, accountant, scientist, educator, or economist. That kind of experience means Jenni is now a do-everything rock star!
She grew up the daughter of a local John Deere salesman and married a dairy farmer with a serious John Deere farm equipment obsession. As Jenni likes to say, “My world has always been green & yellow.”
She is an outspoken supporter of all things agriculture and delivers her message with unmatched passionand personality.
“I was born to be a farmer and I have walked the miles, trudged that path, fallen down over and over to get here, enjoyed every reward it has to offer (and there are many) and I am nowhere near the finish line.”
Jenni not only works hard on the farm, she spends her spare moments advocating for agriculture, the importance of the family farm in America, and for local communities. Always active on her blog and social media she has helped further the #farm365 and #farmlove initiatives to help highlight the importance of farming and family in the public dialogue.
“For us, family not only includes people we are related to, but our employees, many of which have been with us for decades,” says Jenni. “We’re a team, with more than 200 years of legacy and heritage to maintain. That means something to us, and we want to see it run well into the future. Our business is agricultural, but we’re not just raising crops. We’re raising the next generation. We teach them just how important it is to take care of their family, their neighbors and their land. I feel extremely lucky to have such a large family. For us, family is the real wealth.”
Jenni Tilton-Flood is a forward-thinking farmer, one that works hard in the barn and fields while also trumpeting the lifestyle and causes near and dear to her heart. To speak with Jenni is to learn about the true dedication Cabot farmers have to their businesses and communities. Like most dairy farmers Jenni is involved in her community and volunteers regularly with Maine Agriculture in the Classroom, within her local schools and youth sports, the Shine On Cass Foundation and Maine Food Strategy Network.