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National Dairy Month 2018

National Dairy Month 2018 is a wrap! People across the United States celebrated dairy farmers, dairy cows and dairy itself this June with original and educational activities. Scroll on for a glimpse of how fans and farmers alike displayed their devotion to dairy.

 

Arizona 

ARIZONA
A Kroger grocery store hosted a meet-and-greet (right by the dairy case!) with local dairy farmers Bill and Sine Kerr.

 

California 

CALIFORNIA
Social media influencers gathered for sessions on dairy nutrition, the importance of breakfast and (as important!) tips for better food photography.

 

Florida 

FLORIDA
Many small hands collaborated with Florida dairy farmers at the Miami Children’s Museum to color a mural featuring SunnyBell the cow.

 

Indiana

INDIANA
Superior Dairy opened its doors to the public and offered tours of its very modern farm, which features robotic milkers.

 

New Mexico

NEW MEXICO
Dairy farmer Tara Vander Dussen of Rajen Dairy polled her Instagram followers to find out questions they had about dairy farming, and then she answered them live on the social platform.

 

Ohio

OHIO
Cookbook author Katrina Bahl visited Clardale Farms of Canal Fulton, Ohio, with her sons to write about how dairy farmer Frank Burkett takes care of his nearly 700 cows.

 

Oregon Dairy Days Parade

OREGON
The 61st annual June Dairy Parade, held in Tillamook, Oregon, featured free cheese and more.

 

Oregon Milk Carton Boat

OREGON
In Portland, children and adults raced and showcased their human-powered boats, which float thanks to the fact they’re made with (empty) milk cartons and jugs.

 

Washington State Livestock Judging

WASHINGTON
The Freemans, a Washington dairy farm family, hosted Judging Day, a livestock-judging competition, for local youth.

 

Washington State Big Cow

WASHINGTON
Bessie, a 30-foot inflatable cow, was spotted cruising through the Puget Sound as Seattle residents walked and kayaked nearby.  (see the video)