4 – H June Dairy Month Chair Selected

June Dairy Month Chair Selected

By: Melissa Henry, 4-H Agent

It’s June so it’s time to celebrate Dairy Month. Putnam County 4-H is proud to introduce Bonza Auberson as the June Dairy Month chairman. This program is a collaboration between Tennessee 4-H and the Dairy Alliance. Bonza is an 8th grade student at Algood Middle School. She is involved in several different 4-H and school activities, including 4-H Skillathon contest, 4-H Consumer Judging, AMS Beta Club, and First United Methodist Youth Choir.  June Dairy Chairman play a vital role in spreading dairy’s message in their communities. “I am passionate about the dairy industry because it is a hard business to run, especially for the local farms in Putnam County and our area” Bonza stated. She continued, “Being the chairman means that I can raise awareness for the dairy industry and for dairy farmers.”

Since 1939, June Dairy Month has encouraged families to make milk their beverage of choice based on its nutritional value. Dairy’s rich history continues with communities, companies and people from across the region observing June Dairy Month in a variety of ways.  Tennessee is home to about 32,000 dairy cows and the average dairy farm has a herd of about 160 milking cows. Dairy cows produced about 6.6 gallons of milk per day. So celebrate the month with a glass of milk, cheese cubes, or your favorite ice cream and say thanks to our dairy farmers for their hard work! Here’s a fun dairy recipe to try this summer:

No-Churn Milk and Cookies Ice Cream

By: Rebecca Egsieker, The Dairy Chef

Don’t have an ice cream maker? No worries, this super simple and super delicious ice cream will certainly please ice cream lovers of all ages.


Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: 1 quart


2 cups heavy whipping cream

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

1 cup whole milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1⁄2 cups crushed chocolate chip cookies



Place cream in large mixing bowl and whip on high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add milk and mix on low until well combined, followed

by the sweetened condensed milk. Stir in about a third of the cookie crumbles.

Transfer a third of the mixture to a large freezer-safe container and sprinkle a layer of cookies on top. Repeat layers ending with a top layer of cookie. Cover tightly with lid or plastic wrap and place in freezer for at least 6 hours or overnight.

Melissa Henry

Extension Agent

4-H Youth Development

UT Extension – Putnam County

  1. S. Walnut Ave. Room 4

Cookeville, TN 38501