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.
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Guest blogger, Yvonne Longenecker, is the 2017-2018 Pennsylvania State Dairy Princess
Christmas is just around the corner. It’s a time for family, friends and celebrating the holiday season. For most, it is a day off to relax and enjoy the holiday. But, dairy farmers cannot take a day off. Their farms operate 365 days a year so you can have food on your table three times a day, even Christmas day. Taking that into consideration, it is interesting to what has changed in Christmas past to today for dairy farmers.
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.
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.
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.