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June Dairy Month is just around the corner

by in Miscellaneous | April 24, 2007

What do you do to make June Dairy Month special? If you are looking for ways to incorporate a June Dairy Month celebration in your community, take a look at some of the ideas I was able to find. Keep in mind that June is just a month away! Now is the time to get some of these ideas rolling.

Breakfast on the Farm – Work with your county ADA or local chamber of commerce to host a breakfast on your farm this year! Employ the help and assistance of organizations you work with in the community – have your banker serve some pancakes, your implement dealer arrange clean-up, your local dairy princesses give tours around the farm and the 4-H and FFA organizations arrange kids activities. This is a great event that creates an opportunity for the whole community to come together promoting dairy through on-farm education and some good food!

June Dairy Month Baby – Each baby born in the month of June can be entered into a drawing to win the title of June Dairy Month Baby. The winning family receives a basket of dairy products, animal toys and coupons for dairy products.

Other ideas include:
Dairy product donations to local food shelves.
Dairy trivia contests on local radio stations.
Community parade appearances.
Dairy nights at sporting events.
Community celebrity cow milking contests.
Milk mustache contests.

There is no doubt many more ideas out there to help celebrate June Dairy Month. Do you have any you’d like to share? Drop me an email at sschmidt@dairybusiness.com and I can post your ideas in the blog.

As I was compiling information for this blog subject on milk promotion, I was given the following information for websites that provide useful information about dairy farming and dairy products. Surf the web and take a look, then pass along the addresses to your friends and family. I was impressed especially by this first website. Launched within the last year, I think it does a great job painting a picture of many of our family farms. Happy surfing!

www.dairyfarmingtoday.org
Learn how modern dairy farm families care for their animals and protect the land while growing healthy farming businesses for future generations.

http://www.3aday.org
The latest news and information about the 3-A-Day of Dairy program, including great-tasting recipes and valuable nutrition education information.

http://www.ilovecheese.com
Everything you ever wanted to know about cheese.

http://www.whymilk.com

The best of the “got milk?®” Milk Mustache campaign.

http://www.nationaldairycouncil.org
Information and media resource about the health benefits of dairy products.

http://www.nutritionexplorations.com
Ideas and tools for parents, educators and school foodservice professionals to keep kids on the right track to healthy eating, including dairy’s role in the Food Guide Pyramid.

http://www.butterisbest.com

Recipes and cooking tips regarding the great taste and versatility of butter.

http://www.dairycheckoff.com
Industry information regarding the national dairy producer checkoff and its programs.

http://www.dairyresponse.com
Information and resources regarding dairy animal care issues.

http://www.foodsafety.gov
News and resources on a variety of food safety topics.

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