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Dairy’s Role in a Healthy, Sustainable Food System


Dairy foods play an integral role in today’s interconnected food system, from the unique nutrient profile that nourishes Americans daily to the resource stewardship that dairy farmers practice. This webinar will shed light on dairy as part of the solution to nourishing our people and maintaining the planet while increasing awareness of dairy farming advancements and commitments. In addition, this webinar will test your knowledge of sustainable food systems as it relates to both planetary and public health.

Learn directly from experts Dr. Frank Mitloehner, PhD, and Dr. Joanne Slavin, PhD, RDN, who will share more about dairy’s role in health and nutrition and the environment and climate impact, respectively. We will walk through the history of the dietary guidelines for Americans as well as the science behind the guidelines followed by the research and science behind animal agriculture becoming more sustainable. Finally, you’ll also hear from Joan Maxwell, a dairy farmer, on how her family has worked to elevate agriculture and sustainable farming as a whole, including their soil goals, cow comfort, their use of artificial intelligence (AI) in cow monitoring, and more.

After viewing the webinar, download your certificate of completion here.