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Freeville Farmer Featured in New Television Documentary Titled Dairy Diaries


Tyler Beck, a Central New York Dairy farmer located in Freeville at Beck Farms, has been featured in a brand-new documentary titled Dairy Diaries which aired last week on the Roku Channel.

The documentary stars comedian and actress Vanessa Bayer with her being put into the unfamiliar world that is dairy farming at Beck Farms. The shows provide viewers with an opportunity to get an up-close look at a dairy farm along with the innovative sustainability and animal care practices that shape the industry’s future. The documentary shows the process from milking at the farm all the way to milk getting to the fridge.

“As someone who consumes more dairy, and specifically cheese, than I’d like to admit, I wanted to learn about how milk gets from the farm to the store,” shares Vanessa Bayer. “I was particularly interested to hear how the industry is working to become more sustainable because obviously, we all gotta get moo-ving in that department! While I didn’t get as much free ice cream as I had hoped, I learned a lot, and I think the audience will as well.”

Beck Farms is one of many farms who are committed to leading the innovations of new products, technologies and practices which then lead to healthier people, planet, and animals. Some of the innovations implemented at Beck Farms include: closed-loop circular processes, using their own cow manure to grow feed on the farm (this reduces carbon emissions).

“We loved sharing our farm with Vanessa and are excited to share it with the world,” says Tyler Beck, Owner of Beck Farms. “We hope Dairy Diaries shows the great pride we take in our responsibility to nourish families with delicious dairy foods. So while it may seem odd to some, we wouldn’t give up the 3:30 a.m. wake-ups for anything.”

The show, Dairy Diaries, is available to stream for free on any Roku Device, the Roku app, and TheRokuChannel.com. More information on the U.S. industry including available programs and innovations can be found at USDairy.com.

*Feature image courtesy of American Dairy Association North East*

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