Beau Duvall has been named the 2023 National Dairy Month Chairman for Hamilton County.
He will be honored June 8 at the Tennessee June Dairy Month Kickoff Event at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville. The event includes recognition from Brian Flowers, president of the American Dairy Association of Tennessee. The official kickoff celebration recognizes Tennessee 4-H members’ efforts to promote National Dairy Month in Tennessee.
Co-sponsored by The Dairy Alliance, the American Dairy Association of Tennessee, 4-H and the Tennessee Farm Bureau, National Dairy Month activities are designed to communicate the value of milk and other dairy products to Tennessee consumers. Chairpersons play a vital role in spreading dairy’s message in their communities.
“Being National Dairy Month Chairman means I will learn more about the dairy industry and team up with other 4-H youth in my community to market National Dairy Month,” Beau said. “I hope to share dairy with others through National Dairy Month events in the community.”
Beau, an eighth grader at Sale Creek Middle High School, is the son of Benjamin and Jennifer Duvall. He attends Sale Creek First Baptist. He trains horses and shows with Legacy Horsemanship. Beau is an active member of his 4-H chapter, participating in project areas for horses, veterinary science and citizenship and leadership.
“We wish Beau much success in his role of communicating the nutritional benefits of milk and dairy products to the people in Hamilton County,” said American Dairy Association of Tennessee president Brian Flowers. “Beau will appreciate the cooperation of the people there. His interest and enthusiasm will result in a better-informed community from which all will benefit.”
Originally deemed “National Milk Month” by American grocers in 1937, National Dairy Month began to promote dairy consumption during peak milk production in the summer. June’s National Dairy Month continues celebrating with the Southeast’s communities and companies through festivals, contests and even a special night dedicated to dairy farmers at the ballpark.
In 2022, there were an estimated 27,000 Tennessee dairy cows living on 130 dairy farms producing 57.4 million gallons of milk. The top three milk producing Tennessee counties were: Loudon, Bradley and McMinn.
This year’s theme, “Around the Dairy in Seven Days,” encourages families to make milk their first beverage choice due to its unique package of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that are an essential part of a healthy diet. With local media and farm bureaus, dairy farmers will be working alongside The Dairy Alliance to engage consumers through social media, radio contests, T-shirt giveaways, events and more. For more information on how you can celebrate National Dairy Month, visit online at www.thedairyalliance.com/dairy-farming/june-dairy-month/.