ADA North East facilitated a tour for 14 Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay staff and board members at Fair Hill Farm owned by the Fry family in Chestertown, Md. The tour emphasized the farm’s environmental practices that benefit the Chesapeake Bay, but other topics included milk production and animal care. Hosting on-farm tours with environmental groups develops positive relationships and fosters their support and trust in the dairy industry.
The Frys were recently awarded an honorable mention our Dairying for Tomorrow (DFT) environmental stewardship award. The DFT awards are designed to recognize dairy farmers who are committed to moving the dairy industry into the future.
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 nearly 11,000 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.