(Williamsburg, Pa.) April 9, 2021
Consumers will have an opportunity to visit a local dairy farm without ever leaving the couch. Blair County’s Penn England dairy farm will be the next stop on American Dairy Association North East’s new video series, “This American Dairy Farmer.” The two-part episode will air on Facebook Saturday, April 10 and Saturday, April 17 at 10 a.m.
Every gallon has a story, and “This American Dairy Farmer” offers a behind-the-scenes look at local dairy farms and the families that operate them, while helping viewers make a personal connection with those who produce their food.
Dairy farmer Yvette Longenecker and her daughters will discuss what it is like growing up on a dairy farm and their favorite roles and responsibilities on the farm. The Longneckers will also give viewers an opportunity to view a cow being milked and show how they take care of their land by planting cover crops, which help to protect the soil and prevent erosion.
“We are grateful of the opportunity to tell our story and share our farm with viewers,” said Longnecker. “It is important to help consumers make the connection from ‘farm to fork’ and learn about where their food comes from.”
“This American Dairy Farmer” was inspired by American Dairy Association North East’s successful 2020 “Fun on the Farm” video series, which gave viewers virtual tours of dairy farms across the region. More than a dozen dairy farms throughout New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, including Snider Homestead Farms in Bedford County and Dry Creek Farm in Blair County hosted tours, with videos topping more than 3.5 million views.
New episodes of “This American Dairy Farmer” will air every week through August and feature a different farm every two weeks. The new series kicked off on March 13 with a visit to Canon Dairy Farm in West Middlesex, Pa. Following Penn England’s two-week run, the series will head to Coon Brothers Farm in Amenia, N.Y., for back-to-back episodes that will air on Saturday, April 24 and Saturday, May 1.