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National Dairy Month: Learn More from Farm to Table
South Dakota Ag Connection - 06/14/2018

June is National Dairy Month, so what better time to learn more about where your milk comes from?

You're probably curious - and we can help! Start by learning more about the dairy farm families in South Dakota dairy farm families in South Dakota and throughout the Midwest by visiting the Midwest Dairy website and clicking on the Farm Life link.

Want to visit a dairy farm? We've got you covered! Midwest Dairy provides an online farm experience. You can take a 10-stop video tour to experience how milk from real cows, on a real Midwest farm, becomes the fresh, naturally nutrient-rich dairy foods you love.

Do you have specific questions about dairy from farm-to-table? Take 48 seconds to watch the journey your milk makes in about 48 hours.

If you're fond of eating local foods, then choose dairy as a part of your diet. Milk is locally produced in every state, so it doesn't have to travel far from home.

What about dairy cow care? Dairy farmers know that if you take good care of your cows, your cows will take good care of you. Visit our site to learn how they do this through a nutritious diet, regular medical care and comfortable living conditions.

Feel like celebrating? World Milk Day kicks off June 1, 2018 with events going on around the globe. Or, join us in celebrating National Dairy Month and beyond with our simple, tasty, and nutritious recipes. Everything from savory pizzas and creamy parfaits, to chocolate milk and tempting cheese plates is deliciously, extraordinarily, undeniably dairy! To view recipes and more visit the World Milk Day website.

South Dakota's dairy farmers have a support team within SDSU Extension. To learn more about how the SDSU Extension dairy team supports your local dairy farmers, visit iGrow and search for this article: SDSU Extension Collaborates to Serve Dairy Producers Along I-29.

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