National Dairy Month: Friday Fun Ag Facts06/27/2014
National Dairy Month started out as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk. It was initially created to manage dairy demand when production was at a surplus, but has now become an annual tradition that celebrates the success of the dairy industry. After the National Dairy Council took over the promotion of this event, the name changed to “Dairy Month.”
From calcium to potassium, dairy products like milk, contain nine essential nutrients which may help to better manage your weight, reduce your risk for high blood pressure, and osteoporosis. Whether it’s protein to help build and repair the muscle tissue of active bodies or vitamin A to help maintain healthy skin, dairy products are a natural nutrient powerhouse. Those are just a few of the reasons that you should celebrate dairy not just in June, but all year long.
ProAg is proud to support the dairy farmers of America by helping them manage their risk through crop insurance products for their feed as well as livestock insurance, including the Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) product. On this last Friday of June, here are some more Friday Fun Ag Facts for your enjoyment. Don’t forget to share them with your friends by using the social share buttons.