Fortunately, with wisdom like Solomon, I stepped in with a better plan. But first let us review the entries:
Tammy: My favorite dairy-inspired memory is from my first (and so far only) trip to a dairy farm. I was 30 and living in another country. It was a long walk away from my home but worth it.
The kind woman who ran the farm realized that visitors want to pet a cow, but most of her ladies wanted nothing to do with all those hands not bringing food. To combat this, she kept on several photogenic and friendly former milkers in a small field where people came in, so they could get that experience.
The tour was fascinating - seeing the milking machines, hearing about how they made their cheese, and also how much food those ladies eat each day!
It was definitely a memorable experience ... and my favorite part was petting the cows!
Val: My favorite dairy memory is probably just meeting dairy farmers in college. I grew up in an area with no dairy farms and when I went to college I got to know a lot of dairy science majors and in general became friends with people that grew up on dairy farms. I give props to dairy farmers - it is one of the hardest jobs I know and I love how it is such a family affair!
And I'm a huge fan of ice cream, milk, cottage cheese, string cheese, fresh cheese curds - the list really goes on and on...
These are both fabulous dairy memories and I only want to encourage them to make more. Therefore I am awarding not one chocolate milk flashdrive, but two! Congratulations to Tammy and Val! We will be contacting you soon!
Agent 101, reporting from the Udder Side.