June is Dairy Month

Guest blogger, Mary Catherine Chidester, is the 2018-2019 Susquehanna County Dairy Princess

Did you know that June is National Dairy Month? A whole month dedicated to celebrating the delicious and healthy foods provided to us by dairy farmers; as well as the important environmental contributions made by dairy farms.

Top 5 Reasons Dairy Farmers Rock

Not many people become famous for raising dairy cows, running a family farm and producing the best quality dairy foods. But, that’s just what dairy farmers do every day. If you’ve ever met a dairy farmer, you know that they tend to be humble and modest. They aren’t farming to receive recognition or accolades. However, that doesn’t stop farmers from excelling at their jobs: keeping us fed, their animals healthy and caring for the environment. Despite obstacles that might present themselves, we value dairy farmers during June Dairy Month and all year (especially during January when we are slurping delicious Dairymen’s milkshakes!). Here’s our top five reasons why we think dairy farmers rock.

Choose PA Dairy!

If you’re like us, you grew-up knowing the nutritious benefits of milk to our health and our families. Drinking milk and having cheese, yogurt and ice cream was just a part of a daily diet. And driving by the local dairy farms and interacting with the farmers in the community was an important part in knowing were our food came from.

It’s Time to Get Real With Milk

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

The last few years have seen a major shift in how Americans feel about their health. Because of the health concerns of generations before them, millennials are more concerned than ever with what they put into their bodies. But are they heading down the right track? For years, doctors have been pushing low fat diets, but is fat really the enemy? Typically, we think more calories in a food are bad. But more and more research is showing that consuming nutrient-dense foods, that can be higher in calories, is actually beneficial for your body.