Have you ever thought about where all those delicious dairy foods come from, not to mention the work involved in harvesting the milk to make those foods? It is a true labor of love for our dairy families.
Milk is the only crop that is harvested daily. With 9,000 milk cows on our family farms, that’s a big commitment to milk at least twice a day every day with sanitary milking machines.
In 2017, the 80 Grade-A dairy herds in Mississippi contributed $26 million in value of production. In the American diet, dairy foods are the primary source of calcium.
Sweet Potato Cheese Ball
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
1 pkg. (2.5 oz.) smoked beef, chopped
2 c. (8 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 c. crushed pineapple, well drained
1 T. chopped onion
Combine cream cheese and sweet potatoes, mixing well.
Stir in beef, cheddar cheese, pineapple and onion; mix well.
Form into ball and chill. Serve with crackers.
Source: MS Sweet Potato Council
Information prepared by Nancy Freeman, Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org