In July, Sunny Red Farm in Southampton closed. Its owners, Wayne and Roberta Shontz, sold the last of their dairy cows, and an auction company drove onto their farm and removed trucks and equipment. They had been raising dairy cows on their land along Birmingham Road since 1979, operating a dairy business that spanned three generations…In 1925, there were more than 1,400 dairy farms in Burlington County, according to Ray Samulis, the county agriculture agent for the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Burlington County. The Shontz’s neighbor, Charles Davis, is now the sole dairy farmer in the county.
/ / / Farming tradition fading