Guest blogger, Brooke Emery, is the 2018-2019 Pennsylvania Dairy Princess
When I was little, my parents would always ask me what I was going to ask Santa to bring me on Christmas. Every year my answer always seemed to be the same: “I want Santa to bring me baby goats, baby rabbits, baby lambs, baby pigs and baby cows!”
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.