Kiley Putnam

These Cows Have Spring Fever!

Just like us New Englanders, cows love the transition from winter to spring. The sunny skies, the warmer weather, the lush green grass – who wouldn’t be excited?

It has become a tradition, and a sight to behold, on some dairy farms for farmers to welcome their neighbors and community as the cows are let back out to pasture after the winter months.

I recently visited Hanson Dairy Farm in North Brookfield, MA for their annual “Spring Fling”. Sometimes they have hundreds of people to watch the spectacle. Margaret Hanson says the event became popular after her daughter was in 6th grade and wrote something for her English class that made it into the local paper.

I brought my trusty video camera to capture some of the excitement and ended up having a little too much fun video editing:

Want to learn more about Hanson Farm and the “Spring Fling”? Watch below!

Kiley Putnam

Kiley Putnam is a Senior Communications Specialist concentrated in consumer marketing and communications for New England Dairy Promotion Board. Kiley is a Connecticut native, an ice cream fanatic, and loves connecting people to where their food comes from. In her spare time, Kiley enjoys hiking, skiing, and spending time with friends and family. She currently resides in Boston, MA. Sound like someone you want to get to know? Contact Kiley at