June Dairy Month 2024

Jun 14, 2024 | Announcements | 0 comments

Get ready for an udderly amazing June! We’re bursting with excitement to present 30 delightful and effortless ways to honor National Dairy Month!

Each day throughout the month, aim to tackle one of the fantastic ideas listed below. Every suggestion is a nod to the dedicated folks who make up New York’s dairy community. From milking cows to crafting creamy treats, there’s something for everyone!

These suggestions are perfect for roping in your family, friends, and even neighbors, turning this into a sensational way to wrap up the school year, kick off summer, and foster bonds with those around you.

Get the kiddos or your students involved in the fun! Snap pics and shoot videos of your June Dairy Month celebrations, then spread the joy on social media. Don’t forget to tag NYAAC, @nyanimalag!

And guess what? We’ve made this checklist easy to print, so you can keep track of your daily dairy adventures hassle-free!

 

  1. Enjoy a classic milkshake at your favorite ice cream parlor.
  2. Host a dairy-themed potluck dinner with friends and family, featuring dishes made with cheese, yogurt, and milk.
  3. Try your hand at making homemade cheese or yogurt using a DIY kit.
  4. Explore different varieties of cheese from around the world and create a cheese tasting platter.
  5. Whip up a batch of homemade ice cream with your favorite flavors and toppings.
  6. Attend a farmer’s market and support local dairy farmers by purchasing fresh milk, cheese, and yogurt.
  7. Experiment with baking recipes that feature dairy ingredients, such as cakes, cookies, and bread.
  8. Start your day with a nutritious breakfast featuring Greek yogurt topped with fresh fruit and granola.
  9. Organize a dairy-themed movie night with films like “Babe” or “Barnyard” accompanied by popcorn drizzled with melted butter.
  10. Take a cooking class focused on dairy-centric dishes, such as creamy risottos or cheesy pasta bakes.
  11. Post about your involvement in this celebration – encouraging others to take part and support NY Dairy!
  12. Treat yourself to a cheese and wine pairing experience, exploring how different cheeses complement various wine varietals.
  13. Create a dairy-themed scavenger hunt for kids, with clues leading to dairy-related treats and prizes.
  14. Attend a cheese-making workshop to learn the art of crafting your own artisanal cheeses.
  15. Treat yourself to a luxurious spa day with a milk bath, known for its skin-softening and moisturizing properties.
  16. Support dairy education programs by attending a local dairy festival or fair.
  17. Visit a local dairy farm and express gratitude to the farmers for their hard work and dedication.
  18. Whip up a batch of homemade yogurt using fresh, seasonal fruit and local honey.
  19. Volunteer at a dairy farm or agricultural organization to lend a helping hand to farmers in your community.
  20. Reach out to a local dairy farmer to learn more about the daily operations and care practices involved in dairy farming.
  21. Create a dairy-inspired art project, using cheese wrappers, milk cartons, and yogurt containers as materials.
  22. Donate dairy products to a local food bank or charitable organization to support individuals and families in need.
  23. Explore international dairy cuisines by trying dishes from cultures known for their dairy-rich traditions, such as Indian paneer or French brie.
  24. Host a dairy-themed trivia night, testing your knowledge of dairy farming, dairy products, and their nutritional benefits.
  25. Organize a dairy-themed fitness challenge, encouraging participants to fuel their workouts with dairy-based snacks and beverages like chocolate milk.
  26. Reflect on the importance of dairy in your life and commit to supporting local dairy farmers and sustainable dairy practices year-round.
  27. Post on social media about the health benefits of consuming dairy!
  28. Volunteer at a local school to help spread the message about the health benefits of dairy in adolescents.
  29. Encourage the lactose-intolerant people in your life to try lactose-free milk and cheese options!
  30. With a farmer’s permission and help, take a selfie with a dairy cow and post it on social media, tagging NYAAC, @nyanimalag!
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