Dairy Industry News

  • Got Milk? Mobile Dairy Classroom comes to the Carter County Free Fair

    Sep 10, 2021 · The Daily Ardmoreite

    The wide availability and convenience of modern grocery stores have allowed the vast majority of the population to become increasingly removed from the sources of our food, and people rarely pause to think about how products come to be on the shelves. But visitors to the Carter County Free Fair can do just that courtesy of a mobile dairy classroom.Read Full Article

  • Clover the mobile dairy cow visits YDC camp

    Jun 28, 2021 · Greene County Record

    he Youth Development Council (YDC) of Greene County hosted its annual summer camp this month for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing kids together to learn about fishing, sports, agriculture, music and more. Last summer, volunteer organizers did their best to stay in contact with 53 students and their families by mailing out monthly activity boxes—complete with healthy snacks—but everyone was pleased for the opportunity to come back together this year for a real in-person camp experience.On Tuesday, June 15, Annie Cekada of Southland Dairy Farmers came to Dover-Foxcroft farm in Ruckersville, bringing her Jersey cow, Clover, for a milking demonstration. Southland is an alliance of dairy farmers from Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina whose mission is to provide consumer education in nutrition and promote dairy product use.Read Full Article

  • Mobile Dairy Classroom visits Covenant Lower School

    May 19, 2021 · The Daily Progress

    Annie Cekada, instructor, milks Clover, a Jersey cow, via the Mobile Dairy Classroom during an onsite field trip for Covenant Lower School students Monday.Read Full Article

  • Students learn where food comes from in ‘Farm to Table’ Week

    Apr 20, 2021 · WITN

    This week the Craven County School District is putting an emphasis on Farm To Table, and helping their students better understand where their food comes from.On Monday students at James W. Smith Elementary School kicked off the week learning about dairy cows and what it takes to get all of the milk and dairy products the kids consume.“It’s different than showing them a PowerPoint in the classroom, when they can actually see the cow in person, see how she is, see the process of her getting milked, see the actual milk, it just connects a lot better for them,” explained Courtney Bumgarner who is the Mobile Classroom Instructor for Southland Dairy Farms.Read Full Article

  • 'Got Milk?': Dairy is a major economic factor in Texas economy

    Mar 29, 2021 · Cove Herald

    ‘Got Milk?’ It is a popular campaign slogan that families across the nation and in Texas are asking on a regular basis as need for the drink increases.According to the Texas Association of Dairymen, 351 Texas Grade A Dairies, with an estimated 586,395 cows, produced more than 14.8 billion pounds of milk equating to more than 1.7 billion gallons, in 2020, up 7% from 2019.The total economic impact of the Texas dairy industry in 2018 was estimated at almost $4.3 billion. Milk is ranked fourth in Texas agriculture commodities for its economic impact.These are just a few of the facts that Copperas Cove High School students learned as the Copperas Cove FFA kicked off the celebration of National FFA Week with a presentation from Southwest Dairy Farms.Read Full Article