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.
September 1-24- Washington State Fair
Be sure to stop by the Milking Parlor to see DFW’s new exhibit. Get free milk samples, meet our dairy ambassadors, and get a picture in our peek board!
September 27- Washington State Dairy Council Annual Meeting
Seed to Cheese is the motto at Ferndale Farmstead, an artisan cheese shop in Whatcom County, and for good reason. Ferndale Farmstead is a vertically integrated farm and cheesemaker, meaning the farm grows the grass which is fed to the cows they raise, and those cows produce the milk they need to make their handmade artisan cheese. It all follows a European model known as ‘zero kilometers’ where the finished product is within walking distance, or zero kilometers of the farm it was grown/raised on.
It’s the best time of year here in Washington—fair season! The Washington State Fair runs through Sunday, September 24th in Puyallup, and this year the Dairy Farmers of Washington (DFW) are making quite the splash--milk splash that is!
For the first year, DFW is the proud sponsor of the newly renovated Milking Parlor on the south side of the Showplex.
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. These women play pivitol roles in day to day farming operations; shattering the old stigma of dairy farming.
The Dairy Farmers of Washington awarded $1,000 community achievement scholarships to two high schools seniors. Travis Lenssen and Loryn Casey each received awards for their involvement in 4-H or FFA dairy programs and commitment to the dairy community. This scholarship program began this year with a goal to recognize graduating seniors who exhibit excellence in academics, leadership, passion for the dairy community and community service.