Student inventor from Albion featured in ‘This American Dairy Farmer’

Posted 6 October 2022 at 2:54 pm

Jayden Neal creates new tech to help keep cows comfortable

Jayden Neal and his father Jody are featured in a new episode of “This American Dairy Farmer.” Jayden developed technology to automate curtains, lighting, sprinklers, fans and alley scrapers to create a more consistent and comfortable environment for the cows. He also developed an activity tag for the cows. Jayden also utilizes drone mapping for the farm.

Press Release, American Dairy Association North East

ALBION – Offering a glimpse into the lives of hardworking farmers, American Dairy Association North East released a new episode of “This American Dairy Farmer,” a digital series highlighting family, tradition and sustainable food production on local dairy farms.

Every gallon has a story, and “This American Dairy Farmer” offers a behind-the-scenes look at dairy farms and the families who operate them, while helping viewers make personal connections with those who produce their food.

In “Robotics Whiz Invents Farm Technology,” which debuted October 6 on, viewers meet dairy farmer Jody Neal and his son, Jayden, of Orleans Poverty Hill Farm in Albion. Jayden Neal is a sophomore at the Rochester Institute of Technology, majoring in robotics and manufacturing.

“My son Jayden helps on the technology side of things and helps make some of my dreams come true,” Jody Neal explained. Jayden has invented many gadgets that make life easier on the farm.

Jayden Neal has embraced technology to help the Neal dairy farm run smoother and track feed inputs. He is working on a system with QR codes that track equipment’s maintenance.

“I think it’s so cool that I’m able to implement my love of technology here on the farm. And there is so much here that can be automated, I believe I can make a difference,” Jayden Neal said.

Watch “This American Dairy Farmer” to learn more about how Jayden’s innovations ease the workload for employees and family members, streamlining operations at the farm.

“This series is an opportunity for consumers to meet and learn about the people who produce the milk for everything from their morning coffee to their children’s school meals,” said John Chrisman, CEO of American Dairy Association North East. “You see the passion dairy farmers have for taking care of their animals, protecting the environment and leaving a legacy for the next generation.”

“This American Dairy Farmer” visits 12 dairy farms in 2022. New episodes will continue to air through the fall months at, where seasons one and two are also available here. Other GLOW area dairies featured in the first three seasons include Stein Farms in LeRoy, Noblehurst Farms in Pavilion, HaR-Go Farms in Pavilion and Rudgers Registered Jerseys in Attica.