THE NOR-DIC FARM run by Richard and Linda Thurber on Jersey Street in Panton is the newest Addison County farm recognized as a “Dairy of Distinction.” One-hundred-sixty-two Vermont attractive farmsteads are chosen by the agricultural community as the most distinctive dairy farms in the Green Mountain State. They each post a sign that says “Dairy of Distinction,” which an award that recognizes the prettiest and best-kept farms as well as the dairy farmers who run them.
The Nor-Dic Farm has 600 milking cows and 650 replacements, according to the Agency of Agriculture. The Thurbers grow corn, alfalfa and grass on 1,500 acres in Addison County — 700 of those acres are rented. The Thurbers attribute the success of Nor-Dic Farm to many dedicated employees over the years, including Tim and Andy Nolan.