Elizabeth Tarantino

Elizabeth grew up just down the road from Wolfe’s Neck Center. She spent part of her summers during high school working at a small animal veterinary at her family’s homestead in Rome, Georgia. Spending time in Rome led her to apply to her grandfather’s alma mater – Berry College. At Berry, she attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and worked on the campus’ dairy enterprise, which was the same Jersey herd that her grandfather worked with seven decades prior. While attending Berry, Elizabeth got to work closely with the college’s various agriculture enterprises; gaining experience in large animal medicine and herd management. Elizabeth is grateful for the companion animal veterinarians that brought her to Berry and grateful for the campus that opened up her world to dairy.

Most recently, Elizabeth spent four years on Martha’s Vineyard at The Grey Barn and Farm, where she started out as an apprentice and eventually became the herd manager. At Grey Barn, Elizabeth learned about the benefits of value-added products in farming operations. In addition to bottling and selling raw milk, Grey Barn’s organic dairy also supplied milk to Grey Barn’s in-house creamery which used it to make a variety of raw and pasteurized cheeses. Elizabeth also managed several other livestock systems at Grey Barn, including a farrow-to-finish pork operation, free range layer chickens, and a meat sheep flock. Elizabeth is overjoyed to be coming home to Wolfe’s Neck Center and to create new roots here in the Freeport area.
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