State Fairs Celebrate Dairy Industry

Author: Administrator | August 30, 2019

State Fairs Celebrate Dairy Industry

New York State Fair Dairy Day

Eight teams of local New York media and New York dairy princesses participated in the celebrity “Undeniably Dairy Shake-Off” milkshake contest. The teams were required to use real milk, ice cream and/or yogurt and any kind of cookies to develop their recipe. The winning team was Wolf 92.1 Radio, with their Oreo cream cheese milkshake.

The judging panel included the New York State Dairy Princess team of Reegan Domagala, Morgan Hungerford and Alyssa Roorda.

Several dairy farmers and dairy princesses were interviewed on local media outlets throughout the day, and the dairy princesses participated in a Dairy Day Parade. Stay tuned for video clips and media outreach numbers!

Maryland State Fair Governor’s Ag Day  

Three celebrity media teams participated in the “Undeniably Dairy Shake-Off” during the Maryland State Fair Governor’s Ag Day this week. The winning team was FOX45 Baltimore, with its EF 5 Tornado shake, featuring vanilla ice cream, brownies, chocolate chips, pretzel sticks and mint leaves.

The official milkshake judges were Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder, and Maryland State Dairy Princess Ellie Feaga. 

Former NFL players and dairy advocates Jason Avant, former Philadelphia Eagle, and Qadry Ismail, former Baltimore Raven, served as hosts for the event. 

ADA North East has a presence in the U-Learn agriculture farm exhibit all week, helping fairgoers make the connection of how milk goes from cow to cup. We also sponsored Domino’s pizza for the 4-H dairy show exhibitors at the fair. 

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