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As a representative of dairy farm families in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming, I had the opportunity to speak today at the “Future of Food” breakfast forum in Denver, on behalf of Western Dairy Association (WDA). The forum brought together local government, agricultural and educational leaders to have a deep discussion around the shared responsibility of the challenge of providing nutritious, affordable food to children in schools and to a growing population.
Dairy farmers are at the forefront of feeding America and nourishing each of our lives every day. I believe that dairy foods and the nutritional quality they provide is a pivotal part of the solution. The more we educate people, especially children, about how food begins on the farm, the more they will understand that dairy is a nutritious food group that farmers strive to produce with minimal impact on the environment. This education must start with our youth via farm to school programs, farm tours and nutrition education.