Posts Tagged ‘Earth Day’

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.

Eat, Moo, Poo, Repeat

 

Our Earth is a beautiful place. The bright pastel colors that blossom in the springtime, the icy snow that falls in the winter, the changing colors of the autumn leaves and the bright blue summer skies are just a few examples of its beauty. Dairy farmers take many steps to maintain this beauty by dealing with an ugly truth – poop. Yes, poop. It’s not pretty, and it can smell yucky, but the way dairy farmers deal with the poop their cows produce is incredibly important to sustaining our environment.