From Farm to Fridge: Milk Processing Live Virtual Tour

Presented by: Jon Rooney, Plant Manager and Farmer at Monument Farms and Hilary Walentuk, MS, RD, LDN from New England Dairy

New England Dairy’s live virtual farm and milk processing tour will connect you directly to Monument Farms, a working dairy farm and on-site milk processing facility in Vermont. New England Dairy registered dietitian Hilary Walentuk MS, RD, LDN will join Monument Farms Farmer and Plant Manager Jon Rooney to guide participants through the farm and facilities, including the on-site processing facility where they pasteurize, homogenize, and bottle their various milk products.

The dairy industry strives to be transparent. You will see firsthand the extensive food safety measures dairy farmers employ to create nutritious dairy products, all while caring for their cows and land. You will have the opportunity to have your questions answered live by the farmer and nutrition expert during the tour.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about cow care including cow nutrition, veterinary care, cow comfort, and milking technology.
  2. Understand how New England dairy farmers are contributing to a sustainable food system, including reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and protection of soil and water
  3. Learn about food safety and production practices used in the processing of milk.

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