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Hunt named Sumner County 4-H June Dairy Month chairman

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Annie Hunt has been named the 2017 June Dairy Month Chairman for Sumner County. June Dairy Month activities are designed to communicate the value of milk and dairy products to Tennessee consumers and Chairpersons play a vital role in spreading dairy's message in their community.

Hunt was honored at the Tennessee June Dairy Month Kickoff Event in Nashville at the Ellington Agriculture Center on June 2. The event included recognition from Celeste Blackburn, president of the American Dairy Association of Tennessee.

"June Dairy Month is a platform for educating the public about dairy farms, local farming and the nutritional benefits of dairy," Hunt said.

The celebration, which officially kicked off June Dairy Month in Tennessee, recognized Tennessee 4-H member's efforts to promote June Dairy Month. The event was co-sponsored by Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, 4-H and the Tennessee Farm Bureau.

"I am passionate about the dairy industry because dairy is instrumental in providing nutritional benefits in a natural and healthy way," Hunt said.

Annie is the daughter of Troy and Susan Hunt and is a junior at Beech High School. Hunt participates in swim team, cheerleading, Beta Club and National Honor Society.

"We wish Annie much success in her role of communicating the nutritional benefits of milk and dairy products to the people in Sumner County," said American Dairy Association of Tennessee president Celeste Blackburn. "Annie will appreciate the cooperation of the people there. Her interest and enthusiasm will result in a better- informed community from which all will benefit."

Annie is an active member of her 4-H chapter, participating in 4-H Congress and poultry judging contests.

National Dairy Month began in 1937 as a way to promote dairy consumption during peak milk production in the summer. Today, its rich history continues with communities, companies and people from the Southeast celebrating in a variety of ways, including festivals, contests and even a special night dedicated to dairy farmers at the ballpark.

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