Our Soiled Reputation, or Why I Use GMO’s.

Guest blogger, Jessica Peters, is a 5th generation dairy farmer in northwest Pennsylvania.

It’s no secret that dairy farming has recently gotten a bad rap, and it’s our own fault. It’s so easy for dairy farmers to get caught up in our day-to-day lives that we’ve completely neglected, well…. you, our customers!

Dairy farmers understand that some of what we do looks and sounds scary even though it is safe and has a positive end goal. The problem is that farmers rarely take the time to explain those scary things to you, our customers.

Thank goodness for social media. Through Facebook, blogs, Instagram and even Snapchat, dairy farmers have taken to the internet to share their story and to explain the why of what we do. And, oh boy, is there is a lot to share (and I’m not just talking about the adorable cow photos).

Eat, Moo, Poo, Repeat

 

Our Earth is a beautiful place. The bright pastel colors that blossom in the springtime, the icy snow that falls in the winter, the changing colors of the autumn leaves and the bright blue summer skies are just a few examples of its beauty. Dairy farmers take many steps to maintain this beauty by dealing with an ugly truth – poop. Yes, poop. It’s not pretty, and it can smell yucky, but the way dairy farmers deal with the poop their cows produce is incredibly important to sustaining our environment.