All Invited to Celebrate “June is Dairy Month”
JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (May 31, 2016) - Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County is pleased to announce the upcoming 2016 Chautauqua County Dairy Princess Pageant and Dairy of Distinction Awards Program, to help celebrate “June is Dairy Month”.
This dairy recognition and promotion activity will be held on Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Bemus Point United Methodist Church, 4954 Bemus-Ellery Road, Bemus Point, NY. Milk punch will be served at 6:30 pm, dinner at 7 pm, with the program to follow. The cost of the catered dinner will be $10 per person. Reservations are required by June 3rd by contacting RoJan Kilmer at 716-640-6633.
Our current Chautauqua County Dairy Princes, Madison Woodis, from Dewittville, NY will crown the 2016 -2017 Dairy Princess, as well as recognize the Dairy Ambassadors. Madison has served our dairy industry over the past year promoting the health benefits of milk and dairy products at various local events. Madison recently represented Chautauqua County in the New York State Dairy Princess Program, where she presented a speech on “Why Dairy Products?” She spoke on the nutritional benefits of dairy products and how to make the most of your dairy purchases. Madison placed fourth for her speech and was selected as one of the top seven Dairy Princesses in New York State, based upon her public speaking skills and knowledge of the dairy industry. The dairy promotion committee and local dairy farmers appreciate Madison Woodis’s efforts educating the public about dairy products and dairy farming.
The 2016 Dairy of Distinction Awards will also be presented to local dairy farms from throughout Chautauqua County. Established in 1983, the Dairy of Distinction program recognizes the hard work and dedication of dairy farm families who maintain attractive, well-kept farmsteads in an effort to promote a positive image of our dairy industry.
The Dairy of Distinction program honors attractive dairy farms which give consumers greater confidence in the wholesomeness of milk, stimulates milk sales, and encourages public support for the dairy industry.
This year one new dairy farm will be recognized with the Dairy of Distinction award and many others celebrating their 15, 20, 25 and 30 year Dairy of Distinction anniversaries will be honored.
Lisa Kempisty, Extension Educator, with Cornell Cooperative Extension states “Dairy farmers work hard each and every day producing high quality, nutritious dairy products for all to enjoy and we look forward to recognizing these Dairy of Distinction farm families for also maintaining attractive farmsteads.”
Support to the Dairy of Distinction program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
Last updated July 26, 2016