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Dairyfest Recognizes June as Dairy Month

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(Pictured from left to right) Assemblyman Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) and Assemblyman Brian Dahle (R-Bieber) at Dairyfest.

(Pictured from left to right) Assemblyman Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) and Assemblyman Brian Dahle (R- Bieber) at Dairyfest.

Over 350 guests, including legislators and staff, joined Ag Council’s dairy members for the second annual Dairyfest event.  Dairyfest is an ice cream social at the State Capitol in Sacramento recognizing June as Dairy Month and celebrating California’s dairy producers. The event is sponsored by Ag Council’s three dairy members California Dairies Inc., Dairy Farmers of America and Land O’Lakes.

Thank you to the legislators who attended Dairyfest, including: Assemblyman Alejo, Assemblywoman Brown, Assemblyman Dahle, Assemblyman Chu, Assemblyman Cooper, Assemblyman Perea, Senator Anderson, Senator Cannella, Senator Wieckowski, and Senator Nguyen. Ag Council extends a special thank you to our legislative sponsors, Assemblyman Perea and Assemblyman Cannella, for their support.

Senator Bob Wieckowski (pictured 2nd from left) with Ag Council dairymen (from left to right) Joey Fernandes, Ben Curti, and Steve DeBrum.

Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) (pictured 2nd from left) with Ag Council dairymen (from left to right) Joey Fernandes, Ben Curti, and Steve DeBrum.

Legislators had an opportunity to speak with our dairy members directly, and the event was a great opportunity to raise the profile of Ag Council, as well as highlight the importance of the dairy community in California. Dairyfest also gave members a chance to talk about the positive economic impact of dairy in California.

Ag Council appreciates the volunteer help provided by a group of high school students in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) program from Lodi High School who spent the afternoon assisting with Dairyfest by helping set-up, serve ice cream and clean-up after the event. Two dairy princesses from Escalon were also in attendance and helped greet attendees.

Thank you to our dairy members who helped make Ag Council’s Dairyfest a successful outreach event.