BDN reporter shares experience with Maine Animal Club at Witter Farm
A Bangor Daily News reporter wrote about an event hosted by the Maine Animal Club at the University of Maine’s J. Franklin Witter Teaching and Research Center. The student club has hosted the Milk-a-Cow event at the farm for the past three years, according to the article. “We thought it was a good idea because it’s a good way to promote farming and dairy farming to the public,” said Hadley Moore, president of the Maine Animal Club. “Most people may not have family members that own a farm [but] it’s important for people to understand what goes into the care of animals.” Moore said the event, which serves as a fundraiser for the club to travel to events like out-of-state animal science competitions, livestock judgings and quiz bowls, took off last year, ballooning from a couple dozen attendees the previous year to over a hundred, including families and kids.