Gina White

White Farms
Fredericktown, OH

Gina runs White Farms with her husband, Bob, and son, Trent. Gina grew up on a dairy farm in Ohio and has been working with cows her whole life. I was lucky enough to watch her and her husband do their nightly milking routine – eight cows at a time, systematically. We discussed the major problems surrounding organic certification, particularly not being able to treat a sick animal with antibiotics. Gina says that they would never go completely organic because she would never want to sacrifice the life of a cow for a twenty-cent shot of penicillin. When Gina is not on the farm, she also works at the local veterinarian. Sometimes her friends bring unusual cases to her, for example Gina told me to look out for their cow that has no ears and also a three-legged cat.