The dairy industry is responding to consumers’ desire to find out what’s happening on dairy farms. Many dairy farmer organizations feature “meet the farmer” sections on their websites. Explore these resources to meet a dairy farmer from your state:
Dairy Farming Today presents information about life on a dairy farm from animal care, to the environment, to milk quality. You can meet a farmer from your region in the Farmer Spotlight section. Meet my father, Tony Souza, a California dairy producer.
|My father, Tony Souza, checking the cow's feed|
Meet Ohio Dairy Farmers highlights videos, pictures and information from many dairy families in Ohio.
Lad and I are proud to be one of the Ohio dairy families; meet the Hastings. The Kids and Teacher tab includes a great video made just for children.
|My husband, Lad, in the barn with the cows|
Real California Milk shares brief documentaries of several dairy families.
Midwest Dairy Association includes dairy farmers from Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and eastern Oklahoma.
Southeast United Dairy Industry Association highlights dairy farmers from the southern states of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
Milk Promotion Services of Indiana
Western Dairy Association in Colorado
Dairy Farmers of Washington Farmer Spotlight
Dairy Farmers of Oregon
I had the pleasure of growing up in the dairy industry, have visited many dairy farms and know lots of dairy farmers. As a group, they are respectable, hard working people who care about their family, their cows, the land and the communities in which they live. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to meet a dairy farmer from your state.