The Shenendehowa Middle School Technology Club teamed up with the NY Animal Agriculture Coalition to help build life-size cow displays as part of a statewide effort to educate New Yorkers on all things dairy. More info and photos…

Written by on May 7, 2021
Shenendehowa Middle Schoolers Help Build Life-Size Cow Displays as Part of Statewide Effort to Educate New Yorkers on All Things Dairy

The first cow arrived at Shenendehowa Middle School on March 24 and the second cow arrived on April 19, 2021. The two life-size cows are each 7 feet and 6 inches in length, 28 inches wide, and 55 inches tall. Unlike the dairy cows on New York farms that can weigh 1,000 pounds, these life-like fiberglass cows weigh 100 pounds.  The club advisors Andy Mink and Rock Travis will be presented with a $1,000 check from the Coalition on behalf of the club for volunteering to help build the life-size cow displays.

The cows will be traveling across the state beginning in June, which is National Dairy Month.  The next stop for the cows will be with New York artists who were selected through an RFP process to paint the cows, highlighting dairy farms, dairy products, and farm facts. 

Once complete, the cows will kick-off #DiscoverNYDairy – a social media campaign aimed at highlighting the faces and farms behind our food, and all things dairy. The cows will visit well-known landmarks, destinations, and restaurants across the state. The cows will travel from Central New York down to Long Island and back up again, stopping at familiar places where dairy products are sold.

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