Summer Days at the County Fair

Guest blogger, Bridget McConn, is the 2018-2019 Washington County Dairy Princess

Summer in Pennsylvania means hot days, green, growing corn, and for ag kids, county fair! A week out of the summer that my family and I look forward to every year. A whole week spent at the local fair, seeing friends, exhibiting the projects that we worked so hard on and even enjoying some tasty fair food!

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.

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.

How Dairy Cows Can Help Reduce Food Waste

Guest blogger, Amanda Rees is the 2018-2019 Montgomery County Dairy Princess

Did you know that Pennsylvania is fifth in the nation for population size? And with a large population comes food waste.

As a senior studying Animal science and Dairy Science at Delaware Valley University, I am currently assisting in a research project on dairy cows fed a ration (diet) of expired fruit, vegetables and bakery products.