Timothy “Allen” Jones Jr. Named Robertson Co. 4-H June Dairy Month Chairman
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) –Timothy “Allen” Jones Jr. has been named the 2020 June Dairy Month Chairman for Robertson County.
Co-sponsored by The Dairy Alliance, 4-H and the Tennessee Farm Bureau, June 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.
“My sisters, Amber and Analynn, have been June Dairy Month chairmen from 2015-2019. I have helped with many of their activities and workshops. It was always fun and I learned a lot from assisting them,” Jones said. “Watching my sisters promote and teach about dairy products and dairy farmers has made me want to do the same.”
Allen, a freshman at Homelife Academy, is the son of Tim and LaDonna Jones. Jones volunteers with TNKids Nutrition. A fan of the Nashville Predators, he plays for Sumner County’s inline hockey team. He is an active member of his 4-H chapter, participating in Academic Conference, Honor Club, All Star events, speech contests, demonstrations and the Healthy Living Summit.
“We wish Allen much success in his role of communicating the nutritional benefits of milk and dairy products to the people in Robertson County,” said American Dairy Association of Tennessee president Celeste Blackburn. “Allen 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. Today, it 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 2019, there were an estimated 32,000 Tennessee dairy cows living on 200 dairy farms producing 64.1 million gallons, or approximately 551 million pounds, of milk. The top five milk producing Tennessee counties were: Loudon, Bradley, Monroe, Bedford and McMinn.
This year’s theme, “The Art of Dairy,” 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 June Dairy Month, please visit us online at www.thedairyalliance.com/june-dairy-month.
About The Dairy Alliance
On behalf of dairy farm families, the non-profit The Dairy Alliance works with schools, health professionals, retailers, dairy processors and the public to promote dairy foods. For more information, visit www.thedairyalliance.com