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LegenDairy Farmer- Karen Styer

By
Gregory Emerson,   Altoona Mid
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Community Involvement, Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership,  Teamwork
LegenDairy Farmer- Karen Styer
This past September, our Student Ambassador Isabella and I were able to attend an NFL Packer Outreach Camp in Menomonie, WI. We were able to speak to students and teachers about the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Isabella and I were also lucky enough to meet Karen Styer a local Dairy Farmer. She told us so much about the industry and how it works. We both were amazed by the wealth of knowledge she had. We asked her questions about organic milk vs. regular milk, how many cows her farm owned, how many times a day a cow gets milk, and how many gallons a cow produces a day. If you want to know the answers your going to have to visit a farmer. Karen was kind enough to extend an invitation for our group to tour her farm. We can't wait!! Thanks again FUTP 60 for giving us this great opportunity to meet a farmer like Karen, she truly is LegenDairy!!

How did students and adults work together as a team?

We all got together to help organize our next field trip to a dairy farm.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

We asked our principal if it was okay to take a day off of school. This required Isabella getting all of her homework ahead of time. My principal, Mr. Peggs, was fully supportive of our request. We are lucky to have so much support in our school when it comes to community involvement.

How did you accomplish your goals?

We were able to accomplish our goal by attending this event all day on September 28th in Menomonie, WI. Isabella did a great job speaking to younger students about the benefits of physical activity and consumption on milk.