Your Dairy Products: Raised Close to Home

Your Dairy Products: Raised Close to Home

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Dairy is local. Did you know most people live within 100 miles or less of a local dairy farm? Milk typically travels from farm to store in about 48 hours.

The dairy community has a strong, positive impact on local communities across the country. Did you also know that dairy farming and the dairy industry are responsible for nearly 1 million jobs in the United States.

Your Dairy ProductsOne in eight American households is food insecure. The dairy community partners with the Great American Milk Drive to help address food insecurity. Through Fuel Up to Play 60, the dairy community is helping students in 73,000 schools have access to more nutritious foods and be more active (Photo: Midwest Dairy Coalition).


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About Kathleen Lonergan Erickson

If it has hooves, feathers, or paws, there’s a good chance Kathleen Lonergan Erickson has been actively engaged in some aspect of raising, handling, or supporting the animals and humans involved! Kathleen has worked directly in animal agriculture through the family farm, as a journalist, through corporate experience, and as an independent marketing communications consultant. Her understanding of the business of agriculture is as deep and strong as is her respect for agricultural producers. She is a graduate of Iowa State University, and recently returned to university to earn her master’s degree in Agricultural Innovation. Supporting the innovative work of Summit Livestock Facilities is a natural fit for her.