State Rep. Julie Alexander and Sen. Judy Emmons gave the opening address during the annual Dairy Day at the state Capitol Wednesday. Joining the lawmakers was Michigan native and Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Allison Schmitt. Schmitt partnered with the United Dairy Industry of Michigan to promote chocolate milk and good nutrition to schools and student-athletes throughout Michigan.
“It’s an honor to not only serve the people of Jackson County here at the Capitol, but also be a part of today’s event recognizing the importance of Michigan dairy farmers,” Alexander said. “Today is all about promoting Michigan’s Dairy industry, which contributes over $14 Billion to the state’s economy annually”.
Alexander and her husband, Jeff, own and operate Na-Lar Farms in Hanover Township. Farming with Jeff’s father and their two oldest sons, this third generation family farm has been in operation for 40 years. They are strong advocates for the agricultural community and are proud to be a part of feeding our state and nation.
PHOTO: State Rep. Julie Alexander (left) and State Sen. Judy Emmons (right) welcome dairy farmers from across Michigan to Dairy Day.