Ecolab Inc., a St. Paul, Minn.-based provider of water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, said it made a $500,000 contribution in support of the Dairy Adventure at Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, Ind. Fair Oaks Farms is a wholly owned subsidiary of Select Milk Producers Inc., the nation’s sixth largest dairy cooperative, and is the flagship farm for Fairlife, a dairy-based health and wellness company. Fair Oaks Farms also is the number one agritourism destination in the Midwest, Ecolab said.
“We are excited to extend our relationship with Fair Oaks Farms to include support of the Dairy Adventure,” said Tom Zander, senior vice president and general manager, Ecolab food & beverage in North America. “Ecolab’s food safety solutions and expertise extend from cow to cup, and we look forward to helping further educate Dairy Adventure visitors of all ages about quality milk production and our role in the process in a fun and unique way.”
Fair Oaks Farms offers a fun and unique hands-on experience for families to learn more about farming and the connection between a farmer and the food on their tables. More than 500,000 people visit Fair Oaks Farms annually, Ecolab said.
“Ecolab plays an important role in helping to ensure the quality of the products we produce,” said Mike McCloskey, Fair Oaks Farms’ chairman of the board and co-founder. “We appreciate their contribution to the Dairy Adventure and their willingness to share how they help the dairy industry.”
Ecolab’s interactive displays within the Dairy Adventure will provide opportunities for families to learn how healthy cows produce more quality milk. Children can play the role of “food safety hero” by following the milk production process and controlling simulated equipment sanitation on the science bench to ensure the production of safe, wholesome milk, Ecolab said.
For more information about Fair Oaks Farms, visit fofarms.com.