Blake Alexandre grew up on a small dairy in the beautiful valley of Ferndale, California. From a young age, Blake worked on the dairy with his father Joseph Alexandre, first raising calves, evolving into everything on the farm. A committed and passionate 4-H and FFA member, Blake served as a State FFA Officer in 1980-81. Blake went on to study dairy science at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
While at Poly, Blake was on the Dairy Judging Team, where he was awarded the National High Individual Dairy Judging Award at the World Dairy Expo. He was also a large part of the “Project Dairy” at Cal Poly, where not only did he pay his way through school, but also came out with a profit after he was finished. Blake sold his prize cow to buy an engagement ring for his future wife, Stephanie. Four years later, they bought their first dairy in Crescent City.
Found with his hands deep in the soil, Blake recognizes that knowing how and when to correctly manage soil is ultimately what a grassmilk farmer must know. As soil gains nutrition, so will the grass, the cows, the milk, and the consumer.
Blake is an active member in his community. Blake was a member of the California Agriculture Leadership program, Class 22. He sits on the Junior Livestock Auction Board, North Coast Regional Land Trust Board, California Organic Products Advisory Committee, Del Norte County Resource Conservation District, and the Farm Bureau Board.
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