The Kennett Family
Rochester, VT


A Family Affair



Bob and Beth Kennett at Liberty Hill Farm

Bob and Beth Kennett. Photo by Seth Neary.

The Kennett Family Only the Fifth to Own the Farm since 1780!

Beth’s ancestors began farming in 1641 in Alfred, Maine, where she grew up on Clover Hill Farm, so she’s a ninth generation farmer.  Nearly 100 years later, Bob’s family, the Kennett’s, started their farm in 1742 in Center Effingham, N.H.  John Emerson founded this farm on Liberty Hill  in 1780.  Our family is only the fifth one to own the farm since 1780!

Tom Kennett and his family

Tom Kennett and his family

Today, our sons, David and Tom, along with a new generation of grandchildren following close behind, work with us to continue the proud tradition of Liberty Hill Farm.  Tom majored in agricultural business at SUNY Cobleskill in New York, where he met his wife, Jennifer, a practicing nurse.  Their young twins, Calvin and Tucker, soon will be seasoned mini-farmers with siblings Amelia and Wyatt following close behind. They love helping their parents in the garden and feeding their flock of chickens, ducks, and their goose.

David earned his degree in animal science from the University of Vermont and is an expert judge of dairy animals.  Come country fair

David Kennett and family

David, Asia & Ella Kennett

time, he is in great demand. One of  his prize cows, Robeth Mandel Winnie, was a Grand Champion at ESE and traveled several thousand miles on the show circuit. David and his wife Asia are delighted with their toddler daughter Ella and look forward to her joining daddy in the show ring. Ella already loves the cows and helping feed the baby calves!

As difficult as it may be for some guests to understand, we don’t think of farming as a job or a chore, but rather as an extension of who we are. Being able to share our love of the land and our dairy farm with others from around the world has added an extra, enriching dimension to our lives.


Beth & Bob Kennett
511 Liberty Hill
Rochester VT 05767

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