June is Dairy Month! Learn more about how dairy impacts our economy, our planet, our diet, our land use, and how dairy farming connects us with heritage in the Pioneer Valley.
Join the conversation with experts across all fields of dairy (get it?!). The Dairy Month Lecture Series is hosted by Barstow’s Longview Farm and Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery.
Tours and lectures begin and end at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery (172 Hockanum Road, Hadley, MA) on Sundays in June, 2018. Family friendly! Open to people of all interest levels.
Massachusetts Dairy and the Local Food Movement
Sunday, June 3 at 11:00am
Free Wagon Ride Farm Tour
Presenter: Claire Morenon, Communications Manager at CISA, Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture.
Dairy farms are vital to Massachusetts agriculture, but most dairy farms haven’t benefited much from the increased interest in local food and farms that’s developed over the last couple of decades. Come learn why dairy farms are so important and about their unique challenges.
From Field to Food
Safe Milk Begins on the Farm
Conserving Farmland in the Pioneer Valley
Cow Power: From Waste to Watts
Undeniably Dairy: The Facts Behind Dairy Nutrition
Sunday, June 17 at 1:00pm
Presenter: Sue Mazrolle, MSRD, LDN has been a Registered Dietitian for over 30 years. Sue received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition from UMass Amherst and her Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition from Tufts University. Sue’s passion is teaching people of all ages about healthy eating. Sue enjoys doing cooking demos, workshops and leads supermarket tours as well. Nutritious and delicious is her motto!
When it comes to dairy nutrition, there is no equal! Learn about dairy’s role in type 2 diabetes, heart health, weight management, and bones. And when it comes to deciding which “milk” makes it into your glass at dinner, learn the facts that will help you make a smart choice. Free DIY yogurt parfait demonstration and Cabot cheese samples.
Meet the Next Generation of Dairy
Sunday, June 24 at 11:00am
Free Walking Farm Tour
Presenter: Denise Barstow, Marketing and Education Manager, Barstow’s Longview Farm.
Meet the youngest girls on the farm with 7th generation farmer, Denise! Visit the calves and learn about what they eat and how they grow. The future of dairy farming relies on the next generation, that means both animals and farmers.
Robot Farmers: The Latest and Greatest in Milk Production
Sunday, June 24 at 1:00pm
Free Wagon Ride Farm Tour
Presenter: Dave Patteson, FMS-Farm Management Support for Lely Robotics Vermont & Albany
See firsthand how dairy robotics can help to deliver a safe, consistent, and nutritious product all while providing exceptional cow comfort 24/7/365.