For those who plan on visiting the State Fair and want to wait and see what the butter sculpture is in-person, we advise you not to continue reading.
The 55th Annual American Dairy Association North East Butter Sculpture has been unveiled. This year’s theme is Dairy Every Day is a Healthy Way – Keeping Kids’ Health on Track.
“As kids head back to school, it’s an ideal time for parents to get their children’s health on track by pairing dairy products with other nutrient rich foods to fuel their days for learning in the classroom and playing sports,” said John Chrisman, CEO American Dairy Association North East. “Dairy farmers are strong supporters of children’s health through school nutrition programs and programs that combat food insecurity.”
The design features a train that is being conducted by a cow and carrying young passengers fueling up on dairy foods. The signage for the train says “milk, yogurt, and cheese” which are vital ingredients in a child’s diet and are essential for healthy growth, a strong immune system and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
Richard A. Ball, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner noted, “Unveiling the Butter Sculpture is one of my favorite traditions at The Fair and a wonderful way to honor our dairy farmers who work so hard to feed our families and bring healthy products to our communities every day. I encourage all of our parents and children to get on board with building healthy habits through dairy—it’s a great way to ensure our young people are getting the nutritional benefits they need to succeed and to support New York’s dairy community.”