Did you know dairy farmers like to call themselves the original environmentalists? Every year, people around the world celebrate Earth Day on April 22, but dairy farmers celebrate this holiday every day by using sustainable farming practices. Dairy farmers use these practices to benefit their [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
As a registered dietitian who works for the dairy industry, I am often asked, “Is organic milk healthier than regular