Tom Clinton started full-time dairy farming at the age of 15. Aidan Connolly, moderator for Tuesday's dairy panel, remarked that "we would consider that child labor today." From that early beginning, Clinton has built an impressive career in the dairy industry. He served as President of the Irish Farmers Association and his dairy business has grown dramatically from the original family dairy. Today he has farming interests in Ireland, the United States and New Zealand.
I spoke with him today about environmental sustainability and what it means for dairy farmers.