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As third-generation farmers in Auburn, our family is proud to be part of the population that feeds families in our community and beyond.

March 14 is National Ag Day, a time to recognize the important role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant, and affordable products. Our family farm is dedicated to producing wholesome, nutritious milk. To do so means taking excellent care of our cows – ensuring they have a healthy diet, plenty of fresh water, and clean, comfortable living conditions – no small feat during this challenging winter!

There are no snow days or delays for farmers and harsh weather makes routine tasks harder – but farming isn’t just our job, it’s our passion and way of life.

You may have heard dairy farmers are facing tough times right now. Want to support us? Think of us when you go to the supermarket. Choose real dairy products — milk, cheese, yogurt, or your family’s favorite dairy food. Warm up with hot chocolate made with real milk, creamy soups or grilled cheese.

Learn more about dairy farms by visiting AmericanDairy.com or NYFB.org.

Ray Lockwood

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Ray Lockwood is the president of the Cayuga County Farm Bureau.

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