Marcoot Jersey Creamery, Greenville, Ill., a Queen of Quality producer with National All-Jersey Inc., is partnering with the USJersey organizations in a fundraiser for Jersey Youth Academy.
Over the next four months, supporters will have the opportunity to purchase themed Benefit Boxes. February will be the Super Bowl Edition; March a Spring Edition box; April celebrates Easter; and May is Mother’s Day/Graduation. Each box will have the same value of product and will return the same amount to Jersey Youth Academy. The last day to order for the Super Bowl Benefit Box is February 2.
Jersey Youth Academy is an intensive educational program sponsored by the American Jersey Cattle Association and is focused on the Jersey cow and the various elements of the Jersey dairy business. Academy challenges participants to understand the long history and recent growth of the Jersey breed and shows them the many opportunities and challenges of the dairy business in the future.
The 2021 Academy class will meet leaders from the Jersey community and the support industry and gain their unique insights about the dairy business with a specific focus on the Jersey cow. They will also tour Jersey operations and milk processing facilities and participate in hands-on workshops ranging from linear type evaluation to marketing and promotion.
All program, housing and transportation costs are paid by the Academy’s 501(c)(3) educational foundation. Contributors to the foundation represent a broad spectrum of Jersey breeder and dairy industry support, with the largest contribution to date coming from the all-donation National Heifer Sale in 2011.
The seventh class of Jersey Youth Academy will be held July 11 to 16 in Columbus, Ohio.