June is dairy month, as if we need an excuse like this to enjoy ice cream. But in all honesty, June is the time that dairy farmers chose to step out of the milking barn to market their products. In the South East, dairy farmers have selected 4-H members to do a lot of this work. SUDIA, Southeastern Dairy Industry Association, provides resources for 4-H members to show case all things dairy during June.
June 1 kicks off this celebration. In Nashville the TN Dairy farmers host a great lunch for the June Dairy Month Chairmen and 4-H agents at the Ellington Ag Center. The best thing about this lunch is almost unlimited Purity Milk and ice cream!
In addition to ice cream there are many other dairy products that are important to the growth and development of young children and youth. There is a form of dairy products that should appeal to everyone: milk, flavored milk, yogurt, cheese, cottage cheese, and ice cream. SUDIA produces a wealth of information including activities and recipes using dairy products.
So, in June, thank a dairy farmer for his hard work and enjoy some ice cream!