Stuff I read about this week that you should care about 6/23/2017
“Help.” Food banks feeding hungry Americans
To this day, 1 in 8 Americans are having trouble getting enough to eat. That’s 42 million people. While the number of hungry people declines, the food and donations have been declining as well. There is also a struggle to find fresh items to feed the hungry, like produce and milk. Want to help?
You can help provide fresh milk to those in need here.
“Let’s make some milk.” Mr. Roboto
The dairy industry is constantly evolving and innovating. One technology that is becoming more common are robots, also known as “automation.” Automation and robotic technology can be used in different areas on the farm, from feeding the animals to milking them. While C-3PO and R2-D2 aren’t in the milking parlor, it’s advanced technology, and studies show that cows are cool with it. Stensland Family Farms in northwest Iowa opened their doors to show people what it’s like and how it works. Read their story, and why they’re using this technology here.
“Show me that you love me.” Cheese to Wisconsin
Wisconsin is one of the top dairy states in the US, and has taken it’s relationship with cheese to the next level.. they made cheese their state product. Surprise? Not at all. Is this enough of a reason to plan a vacation to Wisconsin? Probably.
Picture of the week.
Remember the cows from last week? Here’s a nugget from the same farm in Iowa. Photo cred goes to Ellie Fleming, whose cow Brelynn gave her the cutest birthday present!