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Easy! 3 Ideas to Observe National Farmers Day

by | Oct 9, 2017 | Farm | 0 comments

Dairy is the milk in our cereal, the cheese on our pizza, the yogurt in our morning smoothie… we think you’ll agree dairy foods provide us with moments of undeniable joy. And, at the heart of what we love are dairy farmers and their cows. To be specific, I’m talking about 7,400 dairy farm families in Midwest Dairy’s 10-state area, and nearly 42,00 dairy farms across the United States. All these numbers to say – Thursday, Oct. 12 is National Farmers Day, and a great time to celebrate and meet the people behind the foods you love. Here’s my top three ideas to…

Observe National Farmers Day

Connect online

Use #NationalFarmersDay and #UndeniablyDairy to meet dairy farmers, and share what you love about their cows, milk and the foods you enjoy. If you’re not already, follow Midwest Dairy on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. It’s your spot for farmers’ stories, recipes, nutrition tips, farm photos and more.

Enjoy dairy foods

You could wake up to overnight oats, bake a pizza (ahem, it’s National Pizza Month!) or savor the sweetness of a scoop of ice cream. Milk, and foods made from milk, can connect you and your family to what real food is all about.

Visit a dairy farm…

Live on Facebook. Save the dates below, bring your questions and make new farmer friends!

Highview Farms

5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10

Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation

1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11

New Day Dairy

6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12

Mackinson Dairy

6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13

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Sami Carter
Sami Carter
Midwest Dairy Association

I'm an ambassador for dairy farmers and an advocate for enjoying all dairy foods. Since 2009, I've been a social voice for Midwest Dairy Association. You'll often find me tweeting, pinning or taking photos to share on Midwest Dairy's social media channels. Similarly, I provide tools, training and resources to help dairy farmers tell their story using social media.
 
In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and adventures, learning new culinary skills, volunteering and running for Team Dairy.

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