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Top of the Hill Farm

By Jewel McKenzie and Deb Eddison

Spring has sprung, which means that the NRCS staff is out and about on the farm and in the field.  Soil Conservationist Deb Eddison and Civil Engineer Tech Jack Highland recently visited Alan Fredrickson from Top of the Hill Farm in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire to help plan and design a heavy use area.  Deb and Jack accomplished their day’s goal, but not without more excitement.  Their farm visit also included a spirited delivery of a newborn Hereford-Angus cross calf (below), which Fredrickson named “Jack Jr.”

Cow with newborn calfNH NRCS has assisted Fredrickson manage and enhance his beef herd through EQIP for the past eight years.  Through EQIP, NH NRCS has provided technical and financial assistance for a number of practices under the comprehensive nutrient management and grazing plans tailored to the 108-acre farm.  Over the eight years, Fredrickson has doubled his herd size to 40 cows.

Top of the Hill Farm sells its predominately grassfed beef at farmers’ markets and local restaurants. 

Find out more about Top of the Hill Farm through its Facebook page

50 Martin Hill Rd.
Wolfeboro, NH 03894