Meet Marc: Dairy One’s New Marketing Coordinator

My name is Marc Ducharme, and I am the new Marketing Coordinator at Dairy One. I grew up in upstate New York on a “hobby farm” of sorts, where my family raised sheep, goats, chickens, and pigs. My most memorable childhood experiences were joining my veterinarian father on equine and livestock vet checks at local farms (and the occasional surgery). Growing up, I also discovered my green thumb, as I enjoyed tending to the family garden and experimenting with new fruits trees and vegetables. These experiences helped spark my interest in the field of agriculture.

After graduating from Buffalo State College with a degree in Public Communication, I worked for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County as their marketing coordinator. In this role, I worked on several ag-related projects like the Niagara County Farm to School Program, an agriculture workforce development program, a commercial kitchen for farmers creating value-added products, and the implementation of a beginning farmer training program. In doing so, I developed a passion for helping find solutions that improve our food supply chain and strengthen the agricultural industry.

Marc Ducharme, Marketing Coordinator

Whether I am working on initiatives that promote regional food systems or helping aspiring farmers learn the business of profitable market gardening, my goal is to help farm businesses thrive. After moving back to my hometown, I was delighted to find an opportunity with Dairy One, where I could continue supporting agriculture alongside a team of industry experts that have a wide-ranging impact on the customers we serve.

What’s fascinating about Dairy One’s mission to support farming is the scope and variety of services we offer, all under one roof. We are well known for our dairy herd information (DHI) and milk testing services in the Northeast, but that only scratches the surface of our offerings. Dairy One also provides a wide array of lab services such as forage and soil analysis, animal health diagnostics, and regulatory milk testing. Dairy One’s Equi-Analytical and Zooquarious brands also offer feed and forage analysis specific to the needs of the equine industry, zoos, and aquariums. Our Integrated Farming Solutions team offers herd management software, camera and network systems, feed system solutions, and precision farming technology.

Dairy One also offers independent crop consulting and environmental planning through its Agriculture Consulting Services (ACS) brand. This team of certified crop consultants (CCAs) and Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) certified planners work with farms primarily in New York and Vermont to provide crop consulting, environmental planning, and agronomy services.

I look forward to sharing information and resources on various topics to help connect you with the resources you need to increase profitability, efficiency, and sustainability. I’ll also be answering some frequently asked questions about Dairy One services and occasionally highlighting farmers and team members who are helping drive growth in agriculture. If you have any questions or would like to connect, please don’t hesitate to contact me at [email protected].