I'm looking for instances, ideally small family farms exhibited in news articles, for converting their farm into an industry not centered around animals.

It would be great if you can include specifics such as if they changed the types of crops rotated or creative methods their farm was changed.

I found some articles about Hälsa, but it just seems like a product marketing scheme. The same with Miyoko's Creamery. I do not want more articles about plant-based companies supposedly working on converting dairy farms to whatever plant product they sell.

  • A farm without cows is just land, right? Land can be used for anything. And if we're not considering slaughtering the surplus cows, a cow on a farm that will never be milked or slaughtered is an animal sanctuary (supported by charity) or a zoo. – MatthewMartin Jun 17 '20 at 11:14
  • @MatthewMartin My inquiry is about the conversion of dairy land. I don't see the point of your comment. – adamaero Jun 17 '20 at 16:26
  • What is special about dairyland? Where I live, in Washington, DC, all the dairy farms were literally converted to residential housing. I'm not sure where this question is going-- is it about no-kill farming? Veganic farming is a thing. – MatthewMartin Jun 17 '20 at 20:51
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    I live in Wisconsin: 1.3M cows spread across nearly 8k dairy farms, more than any other state. Here, hundreds of dairy farms are lost every year. Here and nationally, intensive dairy farming operations are increasing. The most common rejection of veganism is because Wisconsinites want to support farmers (i.e., the WI economy). Besides the actual practices done in farms (insemination, cow-calf separation, slaughter age, living conditions), it would be better to follow up with practical real world examples of dairy farms being converted. People wonder, "Well, what are WI farmers supposed to do?" – adamaero Jun 17 '20 at 21:01
  • Also, it's a valid question. It shouldn't need justification. – adamaero Jun 17 '20 at 21:04

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