Where Our Milk Comes From: A Conversation with a New England Dairy Farmer

Presented by: Melissa Griffin, dairy farmer & musician, Clessons River Farm Buckland, MA and Amanda Aldred, RD, SNS

School milk in New England is locally produced on dairy farms in New England and the Northeast. Milk travels a short distance to be pasteurized and homogenized before arriving at your school in as little as 48 hours. Join us and Massachusetts dairy farmer and world famous dairy cow entertainer, Melissa Griffin, to understand how quality cow care and 21st-century technology help ensure dairy farms produce the highest-quality and best tasting milk served daily in your school. 

As a result of this presentation attendees will be able to: 

  • Explain how milk flows from farm to school in the Northeast region.
  • Describe several ways dairy farmers care for their cows.
  • Identify sustainable practices on dairy farms to care for the land and protect our environment.
  • Explain how advances in technology improve cow care and environmental stewardship.

Funding for this webinar provided by the Connecticut Milk Promotion Board and New England Dairy. Imagery courtesy of Dairy Management Inc.

Melissa Griffin, Dairy Farmer and Musician

Melissa Griffin is a musician and fifth-generation dairy farmer at Clessons River Farm in Buckland, Massachusetts. She participates in state and regional dairy boards and committees as well as runs the farm full time. Melissa supports and often judges for the 4-H youth dairy programs, and is also an active trumpet performer in Central New England.

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