Vermont Shepherd

U.S. agriculture may be increasingly industrialized, but there are still farm families in the country with success stories to share. The story of Vermont Shepherd is one of them. Robin Major, the daughter of David and Yesenia Major, grew up working with her parents and cousins on her family's sheep farm in Westminster West, Vermont. The farm has found its niche in artisanal sheep cheeses and is recognized nationally for their products. Before leaving the farm to attend college in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Major had planned to go her own way and leave the family farm behind. She never imagined that she would choose farming as her own way of life, but she quickly realized that it was what she truly loved most and has made the decision to continue her life as a farmer.