Live Virtual Farm Tour for Health Professionals

New England Dairy registered dietitians invite health and wellness professionals on a live Virtual Farm Tour to a New England dairy farm.

Our live Virtual Farm Tour on Wednesday, June 3 at 2 pm EST will connect health and wellness professionals directly to Freund’s Farm for a live video tour and chat.

Join farmer Amanda Freund and New England Dairy registered dietitian Hilary Walentuk MS, RD, LDN for a walking tour where you’ll walk away with a greater understanding of:

  • Cow care including cow nutrition, veterinary care, cow comfortand milking technology  
  • How New England dairy farmers are contributing to a sustainable food system, including reduction of greenhouse grass emissions and protection of soil and water 
  • Milk safety including the use of antibiotics, hormones, and milk testing protocols 

Participants will have the opportunity to send your questions to be answered live by the dairy farmer and nutrition expert during the tour.

Continue below to register.

Amanda Freund is a 3rd generation farmer in East Canaan, CT. Her family farm has diversified to include three unique businesses: a dairy farm, a production facility manufacturing CowPots (biodegradable pots made from their cows’ composted manure), and a farm market with a bakery and garden center. Prior to returning to her family’s farm, Amanda served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia. She has traveled around the country speaking at women in agriculture conferences about diversification, sustainability and farming with family (www.girlintheplaidshoes.com).

 

Hilary Walentuk MS, RD, LDN is a registered dietitian and Nutrition Specialist with New England Dairy. Hilary manages health-related and university partnerships across the New England region. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and completed both her Master of Science in Food and Nutrition and dietetic internship through Framingham State University’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Food & Culinary Professionals and Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition dietetic practice groups.

Approved for 1.0 hour of CPE by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. You’ll receive the certificate via email after the tour.

Contact Hilary Walentuk MS, RD, LDN with questions at HWalentuk@NewEnglandDairy.com.

This project was funded in part by the Connecticut Milk Promotion Board.

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