A farm with great personalities
Who lives with the farm owners at the Toukomaa farm in Nivala? About one hundred fifty cows and twenty-three alpacas. Eveliina Liinamaa knows them all by name.
“More cows than people,” Eveliina Liinamaa describes the peaceful farming landscape of her native Nivala. 21-year-old Eveliina was raised with the everyday life of a dairy farm and she has worked alongside her parents for as long as she can remember. She will earn her agronomist degree from the Häme University of Applied Sciences next year, and then she will also officially be an agricultural expert.
The future will take Eveliina either to post-graduate studies, to professional work in the agricultural sector, or back to the Toukomaa farm. Agricultural schools may not be appealing to every young person, but for Eveliina it was the obvious choice. However, her mom and dad have done such a good job at the farm that the young woman sighs at the prospect of filling their boots. The farm is actively engaged in the development of its energy use and emissions, for example. Eveliina’s parents have completed the carbon farmer training, and thoughts about what could be done even better are a driving force at the farm.