Sunnyside Dairy Recieves National Award
Dan DeGroot’s Skyridge Farms in Sunnyside has received a national award. Today it was awarded the “outstanding dairy farm sustainability award.” The award recognizes dairy farms for practices that deliver outstanding economic, environmental and or social benefit. Owner Dan DeGroot welcomes the award, but he says his dairy is not unique, “We think it’s a great honor. We certainly didn’t do it for an opportunity to win an award, but cow comfort, employee safety and comfort, those are the things that drive me to do this.” This is the second consecutive year a Washington dairy has received this award. DeGroot and his wife Carolyn were in Washington D.C. to receive the award.