Dave Smith is the Executive Director of the PA Dairymen's Association, and creator of the PA Farm Show milkshakes.
Milk is PA's official state beverage, and PA cows produce about 10.9 billion pounds of milk every year. This milk is used in products like butter, ice cream, yogurt, cheese, and as an ingredient for baked goods and other snacks. The dairy industry helps generate almost $15 billion per year in revenue for the state.
June was Dairy Month, and the Choose PA Dairy campaign launched to inform buyers about how they can be sure they're buying locally produced milk in their stores. Look for a PA Preferred label on milk jugs, and visit ChoosePADairy.com to learn more.