Girls on grass

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As citizens and consumers, we should be encouraging our schools to buy local agricultural products so our kids get quality, locally grown foods. We need to teach our children about local agriculture and its importance in our area. Milk doesn’t just come from the store, and meat is from a beef cow, not the deli department.

So the next time you are driving down the road and see some dairy cows on pasture grazing, remember they are Girls on Grass! They are making milk from quality feed gathered from the nutrients of the soil and the energy of the sun.

Rich Redman is a retired District Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and an avid outdoorsman. His column will appear regularly. He may be reached at rangeric@nycap.rr.com.

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