"Uncle Sam," the patriotic red, white and blue cow, that emerged as a national celebrity during Chicago's "Cows on Parade" exhibit last year, is serving as a volunteer "spokes bovine" for the American Royal.

Owned by Kansas City-based Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), "Uncle Sam" will mosey over to the American Royal's "museum" exhibit, where she can be seen from Friday, Oct. 27, through Saturday, Nov. 4.

"You can't help liking a red, white and blue cow," says Agnes Schafer, vice president of public relations for DFA. "Uncle Sam is a fun way to help the public connect with the dairy industry, and all of us with DFA are delighted that she has been invited to help Kansas City celebrate this year's American Royal."

One of the most recognizable of the 300-plus artistically decorated cows that adorned the streets of Chicago last year during the city's "Cows on Parade," "Uncle Sam" has become a unique symbol for the dairy industry and DFA's farm families, employees and customers.

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is the nation's largest farmer-owned dairy cooperative and food company. Headquartered in Kansas City, MO, DFA, in 1999, processed and marketed more than 42.4 billion pounds of milk for its 24,000 dairy producer members, in 45 states.

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