During your weekly grocery shopping trip, have you ever stopped to think about all the hard work that it takes to get those delicious foods on the shelf? Unfortunately, many people don’t! Without farmers, many of those food wouldn’t be available to us. And, without dairy farmers, we wouldn’t have cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and of course, milk! We think that is amazing. Here are five more reasons we think dairy farmers are amazing.
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National Ag Day is March 21, 2017. This day recognizes and celebrates the abundance provided by American agriculture. Dairy farmers play an important role in your everyday life, providing you and your family with wholesome and nutritious milk, cheese and yogurt.
This month, we welcome Halee Wasson, the 2016-2017 Pennsylvania Dairy Princess as a guest contributor.
Where I grew up is unlike many. I grew up hearing, seeing and smelling rural Pennsylvania. Every day, I can hear the cows mooing in the barnyard, see acres of corn growing over the never-ending hills and smell that pungent scent of manure for miles.
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.
Being a cow on a dairy farm has its perks – never having to clean my room or worry about dinner are a couple. But, just what do we do all day? Here’s an entry from my diary of a recent day to give you an inside peek.