Dairy farmers and the dairy industry in Pennsylvania are an important part of the state’s economy. The Pennsylvania dairy industry is the largest sector of agriculture in the state, adding billions of dollars to the Commonwealth’s economy.
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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.
Guest blogger, Gabrielle Swavely is the 2018-2019 Centre County Dairy Princess
There’s a pair of old Carolina work boots that sat in the back of my mom’s closet for 27 years. They were retired in 1991, but still full of life. It was only a matter of time until my mom would clean out her closet and throw those old boots away, having no use for them anymore, until I came along. My mom was raised on a family farm but when my great grandparents, my mom’s grandparents, passed away, the Corl Farm was sold to a local Amish family and my mom hung up her boots for good.
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.
Red hearts and chocolate fill the store, love stories fill our news feeds, and special Valentine’s menus are making their debut. There’s really no avoiding it this time of year.
We just love seeing people in love, but we also want to use this month to show a little love to our dairy farmers who provide for us year around.