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Farmer Focus: Cow Comfort is Key to Clark Farms’ Success

ARLINGTON, VA | Becky Clark didn’t always picture a farm life for herself. After graduating with a health science degree, she pursued a career in the medical field. But as a fourth-generation dairy farmer, when the opportunity arose to return to the farm, Clark didn’t think twice. “I’ve always loved farming, and so I automatically said yes” when her father asked her if she wanted to assume a vacant manager position on the Rollingstone, MN farm.

Nine years later, she’s made major improvements to farm infrastructure and cow comfort. Clark Farms’ herd has grown from 370 to now-600 milking cows, incorporated sand-bedded freestalls and brisket tubes, and improved transition cow comfort. Clark recently became sole proprietor of the Land O’Lakes member farm after buying out her parents’ share of the business in 2022.

For the rest of Clark’s story and others in our Farmer Focus series, check out NMPF’s Sharing Our Story page.

### The National Milk Producers Federation, based in Arlington, VA, develops and carries out policies that advance dairy producers and the cooperatives they own. NMPF’s member cooperatives produce more than two-thirds of U.S. milk, making NMPF dairy’s voice on Capitol Hill and with government agencies. For more, visit

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