In the most recent MyDairy newsletter, we asked dairy farmers to share how they advocated for dairy farming. The feedback back and comments were great and I’ve decided to share a few below.
Students Bring Dairy Farm Life to Chik-Fil-A
Danielle A. Mzyk, DVM/PhD Candidate at NC State, and several dairy medicine focused students, a dairy science undergraduate and a CVM veterinarian hosted a “Dairy Day at Chik-Fil-A” outreach event.
As a member of the 9th class of the Young Dairy Leaders Institute, I was charged with hosting an outreach event in our community. With the support of several CVM alumni, faculty, house officers and students, as well as the leaders of the Howling Cow Dairy Enterprise and Lake Wheeler Dairy Research and Teaching Farm, I brought two jersey calves to meet with the public and answer any and all questions they had about the dairy industry.
Over 100 people stopped by our booth to come take a look at the calves and talk with the future leaders of the dairy industry. We also had carnival games set up and prizes for the kids to win, as well as information, gifts and milk fact pamphlets donated from the Southeast Dairy Association.
We have been asked by the management at several Chik-fil-a to continue this project and make it a regular occurrence! Continue reading