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June 13, 2014
CELEBRATE DAIRY MONTH AT THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF RICHMOND JUNE 21, 2014
~ Come meet a cow and calf from a farm in Hanover County along with other farm animals and baby Clydesdales ~
Contact: Elaine J. Lidholm, 804.786.7686

What better way to encourage children to drink more refreshing, nutritious milk than by letting them see where it comes from? Visitors to the Children’s Museum of Richmond C-MOR) can do just that on June 21 when the museum, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), Virginia Farm Bureau and the SE United Dairy Industry Association present Down on the Farm Day.

This interactive event will feature a cow and calf from Eastview Farm in Hanover County, and guests can talk to farmer Matt Nuckols about how milk gets from the cow to their tables. They can submit a name for the calf and the winner will receive a free year’s membership to C-MOR. Other dairy-related attractions include free milk and ice cream throughout the day, a mini petting zoo in the morning, a milking contest, cow-themed crafts and stories and, in the afternoon, baby Clydesdales from the Virginia Sport Horse Group.

To help get visitors in the mood to celebrate milk, VDACS offers these fun facts about the dairy industry in Virginia:

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