MONTROSE, Pa. — Dairy farmers, now more than ever, need the support of their local communities. The Susquehanna County Dairy Promotion team is always working towards representing farmers and promoting Nature’s Most Nearly Perfect Food: a.k.a. cow’s milk. However, this year many of the team’s promotions have been cancelled. The Susquehanna County Dairy Promotion Team won’t let this stop them, and the girls are determined to continue promoting the dairy industry despite the circumstances.
The Susquehanna County Promotion team has been facing many new situations that have required the girls to find new and innovative ways to promote dairy. The girls are learning to utilize their resources so they can continue sharing their love of dairy farming and milk. For example, the team has delivered milk to local food banks, made educational posts online to support farmers and the entire dairy industry, and are trying many new ideas. One of the new ideas for a fun promotion was delivering milk to people in local towns and areas. Equipped with masks while also practicing social distancing, the girls travelled through Susquehanna County delivering milk to friends, families, and those in need. Many people were not only grateful to receive a half gallon of chocolate milk, but were also happy (even if it was from a distance) to see some familiar faces. The girls were grateful to be able to make an impact in the lives of others and brighten their days in these tough times.
The Susquehanna County Dairy Promotion team will continue to conquer and overcome the challenges that they will face this year, and will continue to work towards promoting dairy while supporting local farms, families, and communities. To see more about the team and what they have been doing, check out their Facebook page (you can find them @Susquehanna County Dairy Promotion); and remember next time you enjoy a delicious dairy product, you are helping support your local dairy farmers!
–Elizabeth Chidester, Susquehanna County Dairy Ambassador