Troy Bishopp

Troy Bishopp, affectionately known as "The Grass Whisperer", is a 35 year well-seasoned grass farmer, "Linger Grazier", grasslands advocate and Conservation Professional at Madison County SWCD. 

Troy owns and manages Bishopp Family Farm in Deansboro, NY with his understanding wife, daughters, grandchildren and parents. Their certified organic, 100% grass-fed, custom grazing operation raises dairy heifers, grass-finished beef and backgrounds feeder cattle on 180 acres of owned and leased cool season pastures in the Mohawk Valley.

Bishopp Family Farm is a distinguished NYS Agriculture Society's Century Farm Award recipient for continuous operation since 1890 and boasts 6 generations of farming. Troy is the 2018 Madison County Best Promotion by Media award winner.  He is also a 4 time NACD National photo contest winner and a 2017 National Grassfed Exchange Conference service award winner for his over 30 years of grassland advocacy. 

He's also an award winning free-lance writer/photographer for Lee Newspapers, OnPasture.com, and other regional and national media outlets with over 500 published articles.