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by Erin Will, Dairy Ambassador

April snow showers may not bring May flowers, but thankfully they do bring dairy cows onto the Purdue campus! The Purdue Dairy club kickstarted Purdue’s Ag Week with their Milk Monday festivities. Baby calves and a Brown Swiss cow (who was a little bummed she couldn’t take a ride on the boiler maker special) greeted students on their way to class.
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Many curious students were able to talk with dairy club members to learn more about the dairy industry. For several students this was their first interaction with dairy cattle and were excited to meet the visitors on campus.

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The club’s goal for Milk Monday is to reach out to Purdue students who have had little to no experience with dairy, and give them a taste of the industry that we are all so passionate about.

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Even the snowy conditions didn’t stop students from lining up at the booth for a literal taste of the dairy industry.

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Dairy club members served over a 1000 freshly made grilled cheese, 1500 milk bars and milk cartons to students so that they can start their week off right with a few of their favorite dairy products.

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Milk Monday was just the start of Purdue Ag week, various other clubs hosted events last week to continue promoting agriculture on campus. The dairy club was also on campus for Purdue Spring fest over the weekend to continue their outreach in the community.

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