As we prepare for the 3rd annual Dairy Cow Birthing Center at the New York State Fair, we wanted to take a moment to show our appreciation for those that help make this exhibit happen. Yes, we have hundreds of volunteers who travel near and far to share their passion and experience with fairgoers. Yes, we have extremely gracious farmers who allow us to “borrow” their cows in order for fairgoers to have the chance to witness the miracle of life. Yes, we have countless others that work behind the scene, hauling cattle at the wee hours of the night, state fair staff that respond to our every beck and call, and board and committee members who do more than their fair share of work beyond the board room. But we also have a long list of companies and organizations, who represent people who care about the dairy industry in New York, and who give not only themselves as experts in their field to our farms everyday, but for this project they give resources – cold hard cash in many instances – to help ensure this exhibit is a success and that we are able to collectively achieve our shared mission.
A very special thank you goes out to the New York Corn and Soybean Growers Association who have supported this exhibit since day one, providing us the seed money to initiate the Dairy Cow Birthing Center in 2013, and continue to support the expansion and improvement of this popular educational exhibit. Also a special thanks to Farm Credit East, DuPoint Pioneer and Cargill for giving above and beyond, as this is a team effort.
Much like a dairy farm itself, everyone has a role and the more hands to help, the more we can accomplish. The following companies and organizations all share in our mission to enhance the public’s awareness and understanding of dairy farms and we thank them for their contributions to the Dairy Cow Birthing Center.
Come join us and consider thanking them in person at the Dairy Cow Birthing Center – August 27 – September 7, 2015 at the New York State Fair. You never know, you may just witness an “udder miracle” while you are there!
2015 Sponsors of the Dairy Cow Birthing Center
American Dairy Association & Dairy Council
Central New York Feeds, Inc.
DFA Farm Supplies
Dairy Farmers of America
Elanco Animal Health
Farm Credit East
Gold Star Feed & Grain
Holtz Nelson Dairy Consultants
Lallemand Animal Nutrition
New York Beef Producers Association
New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association
New York Farm Bureau
Northeast Ag & Feed Alliance
Northeast Agri Solutions Force
Northeast Dairy Producers Association
The Voss Group’s – Jeffrey Chapman, Alexandra Erath, Bruce Erath & Mark Modzeleski
Upstate Niagara Cooperative
White’s Farm Supply
Zoetis Animal Health