Happy June Dairy Month! Here is a summary of some of the dairy promotion activities and events across the state in the past month. If you need information about events or materials, please contact Sarah-Baker Walker. swalker@sedairy.org
#PassTheGlass Campaign Celebrate World Milk Day Across the U.S.
June Dairy Month started off strong with the #PassTheGlass and #UndeniablyDairy campaign where producers and industry friends from across the U.S. raised a glass to celebrate World Milk Day. Click here to see the coverage of #PassTheGlass. SUDIA staff joined in the celebration as well by raising a glass of milk to toast the special day!
Dairy in the Media
SUDIA staff member, Stephanie Yow, has become a regular on WCBI Sunrise in Columbus. This month's visit was all about June Dairy Month. Yow took time during the segment to thank the dairy farmers of Mississippi for how hard they work every day to produce a delicious and nutritious product. Yow covered several important topics including lactose intolerance, the important nutrients that dairy provides and tips on how to incorporate more dairy in the diet. You can watch the segment here.

Photo: SUDIA staffer Stephanie Yow (right) is featured on WCBI Sunrise show in Columbus each month. This June segment was about thanking Mississippi dairy farmers.
Mississippi Celebrates June Dairy Month
June Dairy month has been celebrated by many across the state. The Walthall County Dairy Festival had a strong showing despite some weather issues, as visitors showed up to support the event and celebrate dairy! Lincoln County Dairy Day continues to grow and this year added a new attraction with a live milking by Mississippi dairy farmer, Pat Ard. 

Photo: Mississippi Dairy Farmer and ADA Board member, Pat Ard (center), shares the milking process with his portable milker at the Lincoln County Dairy this year.

Farther south in Moss Point, the 2nd annual Middleton Dairy Day proved to be a success with over 600 visitors. The event had everything from milking demonstrations to ice cream making, bouncy houses and even the Azalea Trail Maids.  Dairy was certainly well celebrated in the state of Mississippi this June!

Photo: Mississippi dairy farmer and ADA Board member Jeff Middleton (center), answers questions from the crowd following the milking demonstration at Middleton Dairy Day.