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.
Did you know that fresh milk is one of the most request items at food banks but that access to it is limited? When Pennsylvania dairy farmers learned this, they immediately set to work, forming partnerships that would put milk into food banks and ensure that their neighbors in need were able to receive nutritious fresh milk. The Fill a Glass with Hope® program was born.
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).
February: a month dedicated to love, lovers and all things red and heart-shaped. As Americans, we’ve taken the call to express our love in February to heart and show our love to our partners, our children – even our pets! But, what do you do if you have a few hundred dairy cows? As we close out the month, it’s a good time to recognize how dairy farmers love their animals all year long. Taking care of these bovine beauties is a love story worth telling.
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.