Board of Directors

Valerie Patten

Northeast Area

Valerie owns and operates Blumer Dairy with her husband, David. The Pattens are third-generation dairy farmers and have two children. They milk 450 Holsteins and farm 800 acres of corn silage and haylage. The family raises all young stock on the dairy and has incorporated a small beef operation as a result of Angus crosses. Valerie currently serves on the Dairy One board of directors, the Cornell University Cooperative Extension Nominating Committee and the Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops of Cornell Cooperative Extension Advisory Group. Valerie was awarded New York State Outstanding Young Farmer in 1993.