UNH Open Dairy Barn, June 18

08milk_01.jpgMeet the milking cows, try your hand at making butter, and sample free ice cream at UNH’s Annual Open Barn day on Saturday, June 18th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center:


UNH Annual Open Barn

Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center

University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Saturday, June 18, 2011

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Free and open to the public


UNH and Granite State Dairy Promotion host the annual free UNH Open Barn Saturday, June 18, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at UNH’s Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center.


Free milk and ice cream, wagon rides, tours, and visits with the UNH milking cows and calves are highlights of the day’s activities. Visitors can try their hands at making butter and ice cream, enjoy games and prizes, and learn surprising facts about dairy nutrition and the dairy industry in New Hampshire. Even musical offerings will have a dairy focus, the organizers promise.


“We’re pleased to partner with Granite State Dairy Promotion to introduce visitors to one ‘source’ of the dairy products they enjoy every day,” says Jon Whitehouse, manager of the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center.


According to Granite State Dairy Promotion, the New Hampshire dairy industry affects state and local economies with more than $141 million in total output, 3,717 jobs and more than $19 million in labor income. Dairy farming also helps support many businesses related to the production of milk such as feed stores, milking equipment suppliers and tractor dealerships. In 2010, New Hampshire had 130 active dairy farms, down from 182 in 2000. For more information, go to www.nhdairypromo.org.


The UNH Open Barn takes place rain or shine. For questions, contact Granite State Dairy Promotion at (603) 271-3696 or gsdp@comcast.net.


For more information: http://unh.edu/news/campusjournal/2011/Jun/08milk.cfm

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