Dairy princess touts nutritional and economic benefits of milk

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Jayne Bannister of Waterport is serving as Niagara-Orleans dairy princess this year. She visited the Orleans County Legislature this afternoon and talked up the benefits of the dairy industry for the Western New York economy. (Legislature Chairman David Callard is in background.)

Dairy farms are growing and nearby Batavia is home to two new Greek yogurt plants. The industry offers good-paying jobs for local residents, Jayne said. Milk and dairy products are also good for strong teeth and bones.

She accepted a proclamation from the Legislature, declaring June as “Dairy Month.”