“This American Dairy Farmer” will showcase Rudgers Registered Jerseys in Attica, N.Y.
ATTICA, N.Y. (May 21, 2021) Families will have an opportunity to visit a local dairy farm without ever leaving the couch. Rudgers Registered Jerseys in Attica, N.Y., 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 22 and Saturday, May 29 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 Chelsey and Lyman Rudgers will share with viewers their daily routine and what it is like to be first-generation farmers. In the second episode, the Rudgers will talk about how teamwork on the farm contributes to priority cow care, and they’ll also share the history of how the farm started and how it has grown since 2013.
“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 Western New York dairy farms Edelweiss Farms Inc. (Freedom), Oakfield Corners Dairy (Batavia), and Ivy Lakes Dairy (Stanley) – hosted tours, with videos topping more than 3.5 million views.
“This American Dairy Farmer” kicked off in March 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., Coon Brothers Farm in Armenia, N.Y. and Palmyra Farm in Hagerstown, Md.