This week, several New York dairy farmers volunteered at milk distribution events coordinated by American Dairy Association North East to get more than 47,000 gallons of milk to families in need. We helped facilitate interviews for the farmers with local media stations to talk about the milk drives and the important way dairy farmers contribute to the community.
Kendra Lamb of Lamb Farms in Batavia was interviewed on WBEE-FM before the Rochester milk drive to explain the event to listeners.
On Wednesday, Kathy Hanehan of Hanehan Family Farms in Saratoga, participated in the milk drive at the Saratoga Fairgrounds. Hanehan, New York State Alternate Dairy Princess Erin Artmitage, Rensselaer County Dairy Princess Courtney Bruso and Rensselaer County Dairy Ambassador Rebecca Bruso were photographed for the Daily Gazette.
The milk distributed this week was purchased with funds from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Nearly 400,000 gallons of milk have been distributed across the region since mid-May.
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 or call our Main Office at 315-472-9143.