(Hagerstown, Md.) May 7, 2021
Families will have an opportunity to visit a dairy farm without ever leaving the couch. Palmyra Farm in Hagerstown 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, May 8 and Saturday, May 15 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.
During the first episode, dairy farmers Mary and Mike Creek will discuss their commitment to caring for their calves and cows, and their passion for showing cattle across the country. Episode two will focus on Palmyra Farm’s award-winning Ayrshire cows and their on-farm artisan cheese shop, while also highlighting the farms’ sustainability efforts, which includes protecting waterways like the Chesapeake Bay.
“Here at Palmyra Farm, our family commits to working hard to take the best care of our cattle and the environment, which go hand in hand,” said Mike Creek. “I am excited for viewers to see the effort we make every day to produce a nutritious product.”
“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 Maryland dairy farms Cow Comfort Inn (Union Bridge) and Deliteful Dairy (Williamsport) hosted tours, with videos topping more than 3.5 million views.
New episodes of “This American Dairy Farmer” will air every week through May and feature a different farm every two weeks. The new series kicked off on March 13 with a trip to Canon Dairy Farm in West Middlesex, Pa., followed by visits to Murcrest Farm in Copenhagen, N.Y., Penn England Farm in Williamsburg, Pa. and Coon Brothers Farm in Armenia, N.Y. Following Palmyra Farm’s two-week run, the series will head to Rudgers Jerserys dairy farm in Attica, N.Y., for the final two episodes of the season that will air on Saturday, May 22 and Saturday, May 29.