UNION BRIDGE, MD (July 24, 2023) – Offering a glimpse into the lives of hardworking farmers, American Dairy Association North East launched the fifth season of the popular “This American Dairy Farmer” digital series on XX.

Every gallon of milk has a story, and “This American Dairy Farmer” offers a behind-the-scenes look at dairy farms and the families who operate them, highlighting families, traditions and sustainable food production on local dairy farms, while helping viewers make personal connections with the people who produce their food.

In Season Five’s XXX episode, “Love Blooms at Maryland State Fair,” viewers meet dairy farmer Austin Schwartzbeck, of Peace & Plenty Farm, along with his wife, Lauren Schwartzbeck, a middle school teacher, who also loves raising and showing dairy cows with the best of care.

The Schwartzbecks share the endearing story of how they met at the Maryland State Fair as young cow show competitors. Love bloomed and now their growing family continues in the tradition of dairy farming.

“The Maryland State Fair is sentimental to us. We go back every year, doing what we love together and that is showing cows,” says Austin Schwartzbeck.

Last year, they brought their newborn son to the fair. This year, a new baby girl is expected to join them.

“At Maryland State Fair, we get to show off the hard work that we do as a family and as a couple. Dairy farming is a 365-day job, and a healthy cow with the best care will produce the most quality milk. That’s what we strive for here at Peace & Plenty,” Austin shares.

Tune into “This American Dairy Farmer” to see how Austin proposed to his state fair sweetheart with a ring that he almost bought online!

“This series is an opportunity for consumers to meet and learn about the people who produce the milk for everything from their morning coffee to their children’s school meals,” says John Chrisman, CEO of American Dairy Association North East. “You see the passion dairy farmers have for taking care of their animals, protecting the environment and leaving a legacy for the next generation.”

Now in its fifth season, “This American Dairy Farmer” has amassed millions of while showcasing 30 dairy farms throughout the Northeast region of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland since its first episode in March 2021. The series will visit six more farms in 2023 and new episodes will continue to air through the fall months at AmericanDairy.com. Seasons 1-4 are available here.