Milk on My Mind Event in Downtown Rome this Saturday, September 16

by Oct 17, 2017Press Release

Rome, Georgia – The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Commission for Milk(Georgia ACCM) has partnered with Publix Super Markets, Shorter University, Berry Collegeand Morelos Supermarket for a family fun event promoting milk on Saturday, September16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bridgepoint Plaza Park.

Georgia ACCM’s new initiative, Milk on My Mind, is an educational campaign to helpconsumers remember milk and the dairy farmers of Georgia that work hard to produce it.

The event is the campaign launch date, which will last until December 31 in Rome, Georgia.Event attendees will see a cow, learn about farming, get free milk, ice cream and otherprizes. The day will begin with the “Rome-ing cow” activity where families can find small toycows in downtown near Broad Street. Select cows will be marked with special prizesincluding Publix gift cards and the City Creamery gift cards.

“We’re proud of the work the Georgia ACCM is doing on our behalf to spread the word about milk and farming practices,” Georgia Dairy Farmer Mark Rodgers said. “The event this weekend will give the Rome community a chance to meet farmers and learn more about where their milk comes from.”

After visiting the park, attendees can head over to Publix to sample some delicious dairy treats in the store. The Milk on My Mind campaign staff will be doing in-store demos twice a month for the remainder of the year “We’re looking forward to the success of this initiative,” Georgia ACCM Chairman of the Board Tim Camp said. “We are proud of our partnership with Publix and excited about the Milk on My Mind campaign, which gives us the ability to raise awareness of Georgia farmers producing local milk.”

To learn more, follow @MilkOnMyMind on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Milk on My Mind campaign is an initiative of the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the dairy farmers of Georgia to spread the word about the importance of milk, educate the community about where their milk comes from, and to show Georgians why milk is always on our minds