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Seventh Generation Indiana Dairy Farmer Also a Disney Kid

Seventh Generation Indiana Dairy Farmer Also a Disney Kid
Whiteland, Ind., girl stars in an episode of Disney's 'Citizen Kid'

For the last two years, Jenna Kelsay has been working alongside her Mom to educate other kids about the source of their food and the importance of dairy. Now that commitment has made her a 'Disney Kid'!

Jenna comes from a long line of dairy farmers – more than six generations – and is committed to making a difference in her community by sharing that tradition. Jenna's parents, Joe and Amy Kelsay, work on Kelsay Farms alongside Joe's parents, his brother and sister-in-law and grandmother.

Where your milk comes from: Kelsay Farms is open during the month of October. Fun family activities, food and tours of the milking parlor are all going on. Maybe if you're lucky Jenna will lead your tour.

Her passion for sharing her family's farm with the public was likely inherited from her Mom. Amy, a former extension educator, devotes her time now to not only her family but educating as many people as possible on agriculture and the importance of knowing from where your food comes.

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For the last two years, Jenna has worked alongside her family to educate other kids and families. Kelsay Farms welcome 20,000 visitors annually to learn about life on the farm.

Jenna was nominated over the summer by the American Dairy Association of Indiana. Filming was done on the Kelsay Farm in Whiteland. The 21-episode original web series celebrates the potential in all kids, and the extraordinary things they accomplish when they embrace their interests and talents.

This story and the stories of other Citizen Kids, is part of a larger partnership with Milk Life. Just as Disney's Citizen Kid is focused on inspiring kids to reach their fullest potential, "Milk Life" is dedicated to wringing every last drop out of every single moment and represents a way of living where milk helps power your potential to do your best.

The video also highlights the commitment Jenna and other dairy farmers have made to fighting hunger with the Great American Milk Drive, an effort to provide milk to those families who need it most.

To see Jenna's video visit

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