Dairy farmer Leroy Bupp discusses no-till and cover cropping practices at the MAEOE conference.
“Farming is science, economics, communications, medicine and so much more. I have so much respect for farmers now!” said one of 17 environmentalists who visited Green Acres Farm in Lewes, Del., as part of ADA North East’s sponsorship of the Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education (MAEOE) conference.
In total, more than 600 formal and non-formal educators attended the event, making it the largest state-wide environmental education conference in the nation. ADA North East also sponsored former Pennsylvania dairy farmer and Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance board member Leroy Bupp who discussed no-till and cover cropping practices used to improve soil health while protecting local waterways from sediment and nutrient runoff.
To help build demand and sales of milk and dairy, ADA North East’s sustainability strategy is not only focusing on helping dairy farmers find more ways to show their commitment to stewardship, but also building relationships and increasing support from environmental groups.
About American Dairy Association North East
American Dairy Association North East (ADA North East) is the dairy farmer-funded organization funded by participating dairy farmer’s checkoff investment to build demand and sales for milk and dairy foods throughout the local region. Representing more than 10,000 dairy farm families in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and northern Virginia, ADA North East develops and implements local programs to drive milk and dairy sales at retail outlets and in schools. The organization also conducts consumer education about dairy through events, traditional and social media, and in collaboration with health professionals through National Dairy Council®. ADA North East works closely with Dairy Management Inc.™, the national dairy checkoff organization, to support nutrition research, national partnerships and developing export markets for dairy to bring a fully integrated promotion program to the region. For more information, visit www.AmericanDairy.com.