The Farm Family of the Day program recognizes 11 farm families – one for every day of the N.C. State Fair – who work hard every day to impact our state’s agriculture industry. Families either nominated themselves or were nominated by members of the community. Thanks to Tractor Supply Company for sponsoring the program, which will run from Oct. 13-23.
As one of only three dairy farms in Chatham County, we are proud to announce Lindale Organic Dairy as the Farm Family of the Day! Lindale Organic Dairy produces cow milk and goat milk; they also have three chicken houses. Lindale Organic Dairy has been in operation for one-hundred years with five generations pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into the farm. Neill and Cori Lindley are the current owners of Lindale Organic Dairy, and they reside on the farm. Their son, Neill Lindley II and his wife Katie Lindley have two children, Julius Neill Lindley III and Mason Lindley. Julius and Mason love spending time on their grandparents’ farm!
The impact that Lindale Organic Dairy has on the community is invaluable. Visitors to the farm are provided with tours, events, and other experiences that give them a glimpse of life on the farm. Lindale Organic Dairy likes to think that they have inspired some to chase their dreams and to farm, even when the going gets tough.
“Though the hours are long, the work is often not recognized and the knowledge of what it takes to get food on the table is not known by many,” said Katie Lindale. “We love all aspects of farming! We love working with the animals, the beauty of the farm land and most importantly the joy it brings across generations day in and day out.”
Lindale Organic Dairy absolutely loves the N.C. State Fair because it gives an array of people the opportunity to learn about, experience, and appreciate the hard work that farmers put into feeding the world. Nonetheless, Lindale Organic Dairy also loves the food and rides that the N.C. State Fair brings!
If you see the Lindale Organic Dairy family enjoying the food and rides today on the fairgrounds, be sure to thank them for their contribution and dedication to agriculture for the past one-hundred years! We are honored to have Lindale Organic Dairy as the N.C. State Farm Family of the Day for October 16th.