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MAC has taken the Pure Michigan Agriculture project from solely a media and awareness campaign to an opportunity to create firsthand ag experiences for others. In October, MAC hosted their first Pure Michigan Agriculture bus tour to showcase, and encourage conversation about, Michigan agriculture from farm to table.
The dairy-focused tour welcomed several Michigan mom bloggers to visit the Horning family dairy farm in Machester, Michigan; Michigan Dairy--Kroger's dairy processing plant; and a Kroger store near Livonia.
At the farm, bloggers learned about the milking process and cow care and comfort. At the dairy plant, the group learned about product testing in the onsite lab, watched cottage cheese and sour cream being made and got a taste of the many food safety and quality standards in place at every level of processing.
The tour wrapped up with a Michigan-made lunch and "milk tasting" in a nearby Kroger store, where the women learned about the grocer's efforts to make Michigan foods more easily identifiable in-store.
This bus tour was made possible as part of a special projects grant from the United Soybean Board.