Kentucky Kate is a life-size, fiberglass, milkable cow that is available for educational and promotional events. The cow was funded by contributions from the Dairy Products Association of Kentucky (DPAK), Kentucky Dairy Boosters, ADA/SUDIA, Kentucky Farm Bureau, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. She made her debut in the Spring of 2002.
Kate is set up on a wheeled base and travels in her own customized trailer. She has traveled all over Kentucky from Murray and Benton in Western Kentucky to Ashland and Paintsville in Eastern Kentucky . She has participated in school agriculture days, county fairs, parades, June Dairy Days, and regional festivals.
She can be utilized for a nominal fee to the KDDC for educational and promotional events. "Got milk?" stickers and coloring sheets are provided at no charge when she makes an appearance. A teacher's packet has been compiled and is available to assist educators in teaching about the dairy industry. If you would like to schedule an appearance of Kentucky Kate, please contact Eunice Schlappi at 502-545-0809.
For information on other dairy-focused outreach for schools or events, visit the Dairy Alliance at thedairyalliance.com/dairy-in-schools/ and Southland Dairy at www.southwestdairyfarmers.com/pages/outreach/mobile-dairy-classroom.