How True Blue Milk is Produced from a Future Dietitian’s Perspective

Growing up in big metropolitan cities, I rarely had the opportunity to see or visit any dairy farms. After moving to Tennessee to continue my nutrition education at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), I realized dietitians are linked to agriculture and must understand how food [...]

A Visit to the Gilmer Dairy Farm

On a hot, humid August afternoon, I visited with Will Gilmer on the Gilmer Dairy Farm, located in Lamar County, Alabama. You may be familiar with Will from Twitter and the beautiful pictures he shares from his tractor. Will’s pictures don’t do justice to the farm’s rolling [...]

My First Time on a Dairy Farm

Glo-Crest Dairy in Clermont, Ga. When I first learned I would be visiting Glo-Crest Dairy Farm, I had no idea what to expect because I had never been on a dairy farm before. Part city slicker, part suburbanite, the closest I had been to [...]

7 Surprising Dairy Cow Facts

Because so few consumers have ever visited a dairy farm, our dairy farmers get a lot of questions about the cows, milk safety, and how milk gets from the farm to the refrigerator. Dairy farmers take great pride in caring for their cows and keeping [...]

The Farm: Where Your Dairy Products Come From

Growing up in the Suburban Washington, DC area, I rarely had the chance to see a farm. But now, as a registered dietitian, I recognize how important it is to see where our food comes from.

Organic Milk vs. Regular Milk: What’s the Difference?

As a registered dietitian who works for the dairy industry, I am often asked, “Is organic milk healthier than regular

Freddie Falcon Goes to the Farm

11.17.2016 Atlanta Falcons mascot Freddie Falcon, with the help of the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, recently visited a local dairy farm in North Georgia to learn about the importance of proper nutrition and physical activity. See the video here!

From Farm to School, Table, and Fridge

Dairy Farmer, Carl Chaney with SUDIA staff members Alan Curtsinger and Melinda Turner. School nutrition professionals from across Kentucky gathered in September in Bowling Green for the annual Kentucky School Nutrition Association (KSNA) Administrators’ Summit. Staying with the theme, “Keeping on Track,” local [...]

The Dairy Farmer: A Lesson in Sustainability

Saddle up while I tell you about a fascinating farm tour and educational experience at the recent “Honor the Harvest” Summit hosted by the National Dairy Council.