Shannon Mason, is the owner of Cowbella Creamery at Danforth Jersey Farm in Jefferson, NY. The farm was founded by the Danforth family in 1817 and is now 7 generations strong. Shannon is part of a large family team that all lives and works together on the farm that is also home to one of the longest running Jersey herds in the country. Shannon’s 40 cow herd is pasture grazed and provides all of the milk to make Cowbella butter, yogurt, kefir, and bottled whole and skim milk at the farmstead creamery. The inspiration to start Cowbella in 2010 came from Shannon’s great-great-grandmother Martha who won an award of excellence for her butter at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. Shannon won the national Young Jersey Breeder Award from the American Jersey Cattle Association in 2014. She dreams of passing her family’s farming legacy down to many generations to come by building sustainability into her own small farm, and by supporting other local producers involved with the growth of her area’s agricultural bounty.