Summer almost to an end

For many of us, August can be one of the busiest months of the year with preparing for the start of school again or just trying to enjoy the final summer days before autumn takes over!

Our Steering Committee kept busy this month with our Shatto Milk Company social event and met last week to continue planning meetings and events for the 2011-2012 year.

Many of us had a great time at the Shatto Milk Company’s social event which took place on Saturday, August 13th, 2011.   Shatto Milk Company is a small, family owned and operated, dairy farm located just north of the Kansas City metropolitan area. We enjoyed an interpreted tour with a visit of the cows, their bottling operations, ask questions and sample tastings of strawberry, chocolate, banana and root beer-flavored milk given by the owner himself! I also remembered one flavor tasted like fruit loops! I jokily asked the owner what his secret was to making this milk taste like fruit loops.  The owner replied, “we fed the cows fruit loops!”  😉

Jokes all aside, we also learned that just last year Shatto Root Beer Milk received 1st place, strawberry milk 2nd place and their 2% white milk 2nd place at the World Dairy
Exposition
, which is held annually in Madison, Wisconsin!  Well worth a visit when you get an opportunity.  We would give special thanks to Shatto Milk Company for being a gracious host and to Nexus Interpreting for sending a wonderful interpreter to assist with interpreting the tour! Please check out a couple of our pictures below and more at our HLAA KC’s Facebook page!

Please stay tuned on when and where our next Social Event will take place for the
month of September 2011 by following our event’s page or HLAA KC’s Facebook page!

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