Introducing Children to Cows: You Can Do It Too!

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  • March 1, 2017

Children are our future and we have an incredible opportunity and responsibility to teach them about where their food comes from, because they will help determine the future of food.

As President of National Dairy Council (NDC), I am proud to represent the more than 43,000 dairy farm families and the broader dairy community who have championed the well-being of children for over 100 years.

When you think about it, the world is changing in profound ways. In fact, agriculture, food, nutrition, health and sustainability are converging in a way that is shifting how we think and talk about food, too. People are asking questions about the source of their food and how it is made. They are talking about locally grown, the carbon footprint, water use, how animals are cared for and simplicity. So I have committed myself to help people better understand agriculture, connect them to the farm and farmers and encourage health and wellness professionals to bring their expertise to the table -- to be at the center of new conversations that will define the future of food.

As you look through this slideshow of my farm visits last year, I hope it will inspire you as you lead the new conversation about agriculture, food, nutrition and well-being. Thanks to the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Florida Dairy Farmers and so many others for helping to make some of these tours happen. For more information about farms in your area, contact your local dairy council