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Dairy farmers have long been vigilant in upholding their legacy as environmental stewards.
Today, they are building upon their sustainability successes by renewing a three-year commitment with USDA to continue advancing their eco-friendly and sustainability practices.
Building off an original pledge made in 2009, the dairy industry – from farm to table – voluntarily committed themselves to reduce their output of greenhouse gases by 25 percent over the next ten years.
Through my travel experiences, I have witnessed a disconnect among people and the food on their plates – many don’t know how their food originated, which is why farm to school initiatives are vital to nutrition education. We have a shared responsibility to provide nutritious food to our children in schools and to the growing population.
National Dairy Council was founded by dairy farmers almost a century ago and remains committed to helping ensure children have the best chance at leading healthy, productive lives. Help us out and support your local farmers by getting your child’s school involved in a farm to school initiative and visit the National Farm to School Network to find a program near you!