Meet Tricia Adams
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Kar-Dale-Acres is home to not only 1,400 head of dairy cattle, but a dedicated family working together to get the job done. Tricia Adams works alongside her three brothers and parents in Shinglehouse, PA, Potter County. The operation, also known as Hoffman Farms, consists of approximately 700 dairy cows and 700 replacement heifers. Adams' parents moved the farm from Snyder County to "God's County," as she refers to it, in 1976. They started with only 50 cows and have grown tremendously in the last 36 years. Read more.
The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. States retain up to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national checkoff program, subject to USDA approval.