Mifflinburg, P.A. (Oct. 20, 2022) – Offering a glimpse into the lives of hardworking farmers, American Dairy Association North East released a new episode of “This American Dairy Farmer,” a digital series highlighting family, tradition and sustainable food production on local dairy farms.
Every gallon has a story, and “This American Dairy Farmer” offers a behind-the-scenes look at dairy farms and the families who operate them, while helping viewers make personal connections with those who produce their food.
In “Young Farmer, New Business,” which debuted October 20th on AmericanDairy.com, viewers meet dairy farmer Jennifer Mapes of Mapes Farm Fresh in Mifflinburg, PA. This Penn State alumna is seeing her high school scholarship essay come to life. Mapes started a business last year, processing milk and selling her Mapes Farm Fresh brand at her own store and to other retail partners.
This new venture is her dairy dream come true, along with having a barn filled with “excellent Brown Swiss cows,” as she remembers the winning essay that she wrote back in high school.
Watch “This American Dairy Farmer” to learn more about the story behind the scholarship – and why her chocolate milk is so special to her family, and her customers alike.
“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,” said 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.”
“This American Dairy Farmer” visits 12 dairy farms in 2022. New episodes will continue to air through the fall months at AmericanDairy.com, where seasons one and two are also available.. Other Pennsylvania dairies featured in the first two seasons include Dotterer Dairy in Mill Hall, Painterland Farms in Westfield, and Vista Grande Farms in Fleetwood.