Even though you may not find any dairy farmers at the local Earth Day celebration,
Earth Day is celebrated everyday on the dairy farm as we care for our animals and work to protect and conserve our natural resources for future generations.
In fact, the dairy industry has reduced the environmental impact of a gallon of milk since 1944, resulting in 90% less cropland,76% less manure, 65% less water and 63% less carbon.
Reducing milk's carbon footprint by 25% by 2020 is part of an industry-wide sustainability initiative.
Feeding our dairy cows a nutritious diet everyday produces milk efficiently and is just one of the important ways we reduce our carbon footprint.
I'm pretty sure our cows are celebrating Earth Day Everyday as I watch them eat!