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April 08, 2009   Email to Friend 

Troy Russell
(770) 994-5821
April 08, 2009

ATLANTA, Ga. -- A new 8-minute educational video produced by the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association (SUDIA) is being made available to schools in Alabama and across the Southeast through the Ag in the Classroom program.

The video highlights Southeast dairy farm families and the wholesome nutritious dairy foods they produce while explaining the journey of milk from the cow to the consumer.

The new video was specially developed for children from kindergarten to fifth grade. It provides educational messages that emphasize the excellent care dairy farmers give to their animals and the environment while featuring the importance of dairy foods as part of a healthy diet.

"'Milk On The Mooove' is both informative and interesting for children, and adults," said Amanda Trice, integrated communications director for SUDIA. "It puts an emphasis on animal care and environmental stewardship while underscoring the many health benefits of dairy foods," said Trice.

The video contains additional materials such as learning objectives, a glossary of unfamiliar words and agriculture lessons. Thousands of copies will be distributed free of charge to schools throughout the Southeast.

"This video is great because it answers questions that people ask us every day," said Will Gilmer of Gilmer Dairy in Sulligent, and a member of American Farm Bureau Federation's national Young Farmer & Rancher Committee. "Everyone who watches this video will have a better understanding of what dairy farmers do every day and the process of producing milk."

Guy Hall, director of the Alabama Farmers Federation's Dairy Division, said copies of 'Milk On The Mooove' will be made available to every teacher attending the Alabama Ag In The Classroom Summer Institute this year. "This is an excellent outreach effort, particularly from an educational standpoint," said Hall. "Kids -- and teachers -- are certain to learn much about the dairy industry."

The video can also be viewed on SUDIA's Web site, www.southeastdairy.org or on YouTube at www.youtube.com.

For more information, or to order a copy of the video, please contact Camilla Ellis at 1-800-928-6455.

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