Welcome to our blog series, Dairying: Through a Woman’s Eyes. This series will highlight women who are actively owning or operating dairy farms around our great state of Washington.
For over 50 years World Dairy Expo has been the esteemed dairy event of the year. Held from October 3-7, in Madison, Wisconsin over 70,000 dairy farmers, organization leaders, and dairy enthusiasts gathered to learn about the newest innovations in the industry and watch top dairy cattle from across the continent compete in the distinguished breed shows.
Teachers and health professionals across our state rely on Washington Dairy Council materials to teach the importance of good nutrition and eating dairy foods every day. Since the beginning of the year, over 4,600 educators have turned to eatsmart.org to find information, lesson plans, and teaching tools. Click the image below to see how one P.E. teacher uses Washington Dairy Council materials to teach her students about choosing milk as a healthy beverage choice!
For western Washington, Sequim, has little rain accumulation, only about 17 inches of water each year, but the Dungeness River provides many locals their livelihood year round. From the local Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s fishing practices to local farmers’ needs for dependable irrigation to grow crops, the whole community works together to conserve one of their most precious resources—water.
“Rise and shine, its fair time!” dad whispered on an early August morning over 14 years ago.
That phrase became a sort of anthem I heard every morning during fair season since the age of 8. Hearing those words used to almost annoy me – all I wanted to do was crawl under the covers and go back to bed.
The 2017-2018 school year is upon us! Are you ready for your kids to go back to school? I have a feeling if we could hear you, many of you would be cheering. The excitement of the new school year brings along some challenges like healthy meals on the go, for example. If you are anything like my family, we run out of the door with breakfast in one hand, and a questionably nutritious lunch made up of leftovers in the other.