Guest Blog: Avoiding the Expiration Date for American Dairy Farms

Guest blogger, Tony W. Rice is an Agribusiness Student at The Pennsylvania State University

 “This milk expires in three days. Are you sure you don’t want me to get you a different gallon?”

The cashier’s question caught me off-guard as I was progressing through the checkout line in the midst of my weekly shopping excursion. Never one to refuse a good challenge, I politely declined her offer and took the gallon with full faith in my milk consumption abilities. Having been raised on a small dairy farm, milk has been a staple in my diet since childhood. Sadly, an increasing number of consumers throughout the U.S. cannot say the same.

Guest Blog: Moos and Shakes

Guest blogger, Katrina Bliss, is the 2017-2018 Huntingdon County Dairy Princess

We all have childhood dreams. Some of these include becoming superheroes, star athletes or doctors. Sometimes, we dream of owning a big house, a pony or being the tallest person in our class. My childhood dream, along with becoming a vet and someday owning a giraffe, was to become a dairy princess.

Guest Blog: More than a Farmer: Environmentalist

Guest blogger, Rebecca Shaw is a dairy enthusiast and blogger at The Cow Chronicler™

Farmers wear many hats on the job, like animal care taker, business owner, economist and scientist, to name a few. In celebration of #EarthDay, I’d like to talk to you about a really important hat… and that’s being an environmentalist.

Here’s the thing. We all need to take care of the planet if we’d like to stay on it. I’m not sure that many people understand this more than farmers. Dairy farmers in particular are really good at finding innovative ways to be better environmental stewards. They need to be – their job is feeding the world.

Guest Blog: More Than Just Happy Cows in California

Guest blogger, Rebecca Shaw is a dairy enthusiast and blogger at The Cow Chronicler™

I’ve been blessed with a career in marketing and event planning that allows me to travel to new places. My most recent adventure was to Tulare, California for the 51st World Ag Expo (WAE). WAE is the world’s largest annual agricultural exposition of its kind, held for three days every February. This makes it the perfect place for consumers, like you, to learn about how the food you eat is produced.

Guest Blog: How Our Dairy Dilemma Will Affect You

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

By now, most of the country knows that things aren’t great in the dairy industry. The mainstream media is reporting on dairy farms being shut off by milk processing plants, and depression and suicide rates are higher than ever among farmers.

Between animal rights extremists with their false claims and extremely low profit margins, dairy farmers are feeling less hope for the future now more than ever.