EAE – Exeter Agri-Energy

EAE worked closely with two partners to bring this anaerobic digestion system online:


   

Stonyvale Farm

Stonyvale, Inc. (also known as the Fogler Farm) established the rich tradition upon which Exeter Agri-Energy is built. That tradition is nicely summarized in this very brief video:

Ancestors of the Fogler family worked family land in Exeter, Maine, as far back as the 1800’s. It was in the mid 1900’s when the farm really blossomed into a full scale farming operation.

Bob Fogler

• Graduate of the University of Maine Dairy Management Program, 1973
• Principal owner and General Manager
• 36 years experience, expanded milking head from 75 to 1,000
• 20 year Board member, Penobscot County Soil & Water Conservation District
• Town selectman, Exeter, Maine, for 15 years

Thomas Fogler

• B.S. degree in Engineering Physics, University of Maine, 1979
• Master’s degree in Engineering Physics, University of Maine, 1981
• Principal owner and Crop Manager

Richard Fogler

• Associates degree in Electrical Science, University of Maine at Presque Isle, 1977
• Principal owner and Facilities Manager

Fred Goff

• B.S. degree in Agricultural Business Management, University of Maine, 1970
• Principal owner, Herd Manager

Travis Fogler

• Associates degree in Applied Science, SUNY Cobleskill, 1997
• B.S. degree in Dairy Management, Cornell University, 1999
• CFO, Dairy Operations Manager
• Completed Cornell Dairy Executive Program, 2002-2203
• Governor’s Dairy Task Force Member, 2003
• Member, Maine Agricultural Water Management Board
• Elected to Board of Directors, Farm Credit of Maine, 2009
• Delegate to Northeast Area Council of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA)

Kate Fogler

• B.S. degree in Dairy Management, Cornell University, 1999
• Youngstock Manager & Herd Information Manager
• Completed Cornell Dairy Executive Program, 2007-2008
• Committee Member, Maine Cattle Health Assurance Program

Brian Rienhardt

• Associates degree in Applied Science, SUNY Cobleskill, 1997
• Dairy Manager, Tilton Farms (Charleston, ME, 250 milking head), 1997 – 2000
• Dairy Manager, McKenney Farms, Little Falls, NY, 500 milking head), 2000 – 2002
• Herd Manager and Reproduction Specialist at Stonyvale Farm since 2002
• Officer, Pinetree Holstein Association

Aaron Fogler

• Associates degree in Diesel Engine & Heavy Equipment Management, Eastern Maine Technical College
• Equipment and Maintenance Manager

Today Stonyvale Farm is one of Maine’s leading dairy farms, a thriving business that employs well over 20 people. A family team manages almost 1,000 milking cows, 150 dry cows and almost 800 youngstock.

Milk production is robust at about 78 pounds per cow per day, about 7,900 gallons per day in total, and milk quality is extremely high. The herd averages 3.6% fat and 3.1% protein milk daily, with a somatic cell count of less than 200,000. Herd production is outstanding, with a 29% pregnancy rate and a 12.7-month calving interval. Stonyvale Farm ships its milk to Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), and from there it arrives in the kitchens of New England families as wholesome Hood and Garelik Farms dairy products.