Monday, June 24, 2013

Best Dairy Memory!

Our June Dairy Month Dairy Memory contest has concluded. Who had the best entry? With two fabulous displays of dairyness our judges have had a very hard time. They found them both equally good and found but one solution: saw the chocolate milk flash drive in half so that each could have it.

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.


  1. Thank you so much for having this contest. I'm honored to be a winner. Looking forward to receiving my chocolate milk USB drive ... a whole one, not just half.

    1. We aim to please! Hope you enjoy and now have a safe place to store more dairy memories.
      -Agent 101