A Cow by Any Other Name – Upstate Farms and Explore and More Partner to Teach Kids

WHO: Representatives from Upstate Farms; Milk for Health; Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum; Kelly Stanton, daughter-in-law of Grand Prize Winner Lorraine Stanton; and her two children.

WHAT: Will gather to officially announce the name of the moo-seum’s resident cow, Betty Lou Moo, based on the number of votes received for Lorraine Stanton’s nomination. The previously nameless milk maker will receive an official cowbell to wear, personalized with her name. Then guests are invited to participate in a special story time and partake in Upstate Farms milk and cookies.

WHEN: Friday, August 2, 2019
(Media arrival beginning at 9:45 a.m., event starts at 10:00 a.m.)

WHERE: Barn at the Farm to Fork Exhibit, 4th Floor
Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum
130 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202

Upstate Farms invited its social media followers to suggest names for the cow and then narrowed them down to five choices, which were opened to voting until July 14 on www.mooareyou.com. This is the first time the public will know which name was chosen, based on popular vote.

The Grand Prize winner receives a year’s supply of Upstate Farms milk and an annual family membership to Explore & More. Five randomly selected winners will each receive a three-month supply of Upstate Farms milk and a family four pack to the museum.

Betty Lou Moo will provide a relatable look at the importance of eating locally to countless children and their families. By exploring The Barn, milking Betty Lou Moo and learning about life on a dairy farm, Upstate Farms and Milk for Health aim to underscore the importance of keeping family farms in business and encourage the incorporation of dairy products as part of a balanced diet.