In the beautiful valley just outside the small rural community of Elk, Washington, sits Darilane Farms, a special place to third-generation dairy farmer Ashley Hanson. Standing atop a small hill, Hanson looks across the straight stretch in front of her. While the sun slowly sets to the left, fields and mountains stretch as far as the eye can see. “My farm is right in the middle of all this,” she said, smiling. “This is my favorite sight in the entire world.”
Some like it with a sprinkle of nutmeg, others enjoy it with a dollop of whipped cream on top, but this season we have another reason you can enjoy your eggnog!
Washington dairy farmers are proud to be behind your favorite holiday drink but are even more proud to stand behind a movement which gets dairy to the ones who need it most.
For western Washington, Sequim, has little rain accumulation, only about 17 inches of water each year, but the Dungeness River provides many locals their livelihood year round. From the local Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s fishing practices to local farmers’ needs for reliable irrigation to grow crops, the whole community works together to conserve one of their most precious resources—water.
After a long, grueling workout, what is the first thing you grab to help replenish your body? If not milk, you’re missing out. Staff dietitian Allie Elison, RDN, CD, explains why refueling your body after workouts is so important and why milk is the perfect recovery beverage.
By now you have probably heard (even if you can’t believe it) that 7 % of American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from… brown cows.
The Dairy Farmers of Washington (DFW) are busy wrapping up the most important month of the year-- June Dairy Month and Governor Jay Inslee wants to be sure dairy is being celebrated throughout the state.
According to a proclamation signed by Governor Inslee, “dairy is essential for some of the most delicious food combinations imaginable including cereal and milk, mac and cheese, hot fudge and ice cream, and cheeseburgers.”
Welcome to our blog series, Dairying: Through a Woman’s Eyes. This series will highlight women who are actively owning or operating dairy farms around our great state of Washington.
June is National Dairy month. For a cow-obsessed country girl like me, that represents a perfect 30 days of everything dairy. Certainly my kind of month!
Dairy Month began 80 years ago as National Milk Month and is still going strong today. It is a time to celebrate all things dairy from the farmers, to the new innovative technologies on farms to the delicious dairy products.
My 4-H career began as a cow-obsessed 8 year old when I joined Hoofs n’ Paws 4-H club. I showed a little Jersey heifer my first year from a local dairy. I was ecstatic.
A spring dairy show in May was the very first time I was in the show ring. I don’t remember how I placed but I do remember my excitement was at an all-time high – I couldn’t focus at all so I tried to soak it all in the best I could.
The Dairy Farmers of Washington are proud to present the Dairy Community Scholarship for dairy cattle 4-H and FFA members in Washington State. This scholarship will recognize two Washington graduating seniors who exhibit excellence in academics, leadership, passion for the dairy community and community service. The Dairy Community Scholarship winner will receive $1,000. An additional $500 scholarship will be awarded to the runner-up.