Milk-a-Cow at the State Fair

Milk-a-Cow at the State Fair

Aug 14
Walt Hurley, Professor of Animal Sciences
  

It's Illinois State Fair time. The Illini Dairy Club has put on the Milk-A-Cow booth for more than 25 years. Thursday, August 8, was set-up day for the booth. Erik Sheppelman, a sophomore in Animal Sciences, is taking the lead on the booth this year. Two of his friends came out to help set-up. Members of our farm crew delivered the truck of supplies. And, Gene McCoy and myself were there to assist. Cleaning up the area, unloading the truck with feed, straw and other supplies, laying down the mats, putting up the decorations and display boards, preparing for the later arrival of the cows, were all accomplished in efficient order. The booth opened the next day. Many other club members will be working at the booth during the fair. Typically there are around 7,000 children and adults who milk-a-cow during the fair week, many for the first time and some that come back year after year. Each milker gets the “I Milk A Cow” button and a milk coupon, and goes away with a smile on their face.

I Milked A Cow Button