Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wonder Who’s Producing Your Milk? Meet a Dairy Farmer

Many consumers are curious about the origin of their food. Who produced it, what management methods were used, how the animals are treated, and is it safe and nutritious are some of the questions people ponder when making buying decisions in the grocery store.

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 Souzaa 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.


  1. That's great that your family is featured as one of the Ohio dairy farm families! Congratulations:)

  2. Beautiful Cows! Nothing prettier than a dairy cow...


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