SUNY Oswego Instructor Re-Launches Goat Dairy
Assistant professor James Weinschreider teaches in the technology department at SUNY Oswego while he maintains a goat farm in Wayne County.

SUNY Oswego Instructor Re-Launches Goat Dairy

Assistant professor and his wife produce specialty cheeses at their re-launched business in Wayne County By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant Cheese made by Middle Road Creamery, includes feta and Chevre. Operating a goat dairy provides interesting conversation fodder for SUNY Oswego assistant professor James Weinschreider. “It’s a great ice breaker,” he said. “In dealing with students, it’s good they can see you can do more than your job as a nice side hustle. I think it empowers them to learn for themselves. It’s a good life skill.” Residents of Williamson, Wayne County, Weinschreider and his wife, Joanne, started the farm originally in 2009 in Marion when their children were young and daycare became too costly. James decided he would quit his job as a mechanical engineer to stay home with the children while his wife worked as a nursing instructor at St. John Fisher in Rochester. To keep him busy, the couple bought a few goats. James learned how to care for goats through tips from local goat farmers and veterinarians and he learned how to make cheese through reading, websites and taking a few cheesemaking classes. The couple began making and selling cheese, originally known as Blue Moon Bend Creamery.

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