“This mural will bring the dairy farmers’ untold story to a community where sustainability and supporting local are valued as much as they are expected – The Milk District in Orlando.”
– Bill Giovanetti, VP Dean Foods
A group of local artists comprised of Peterson Guerrier, Catalina Penagos, and Michael Caban were signed on to install the mural led by Chris Jones, featuring a herd of cows, spilled milk, and the dairy’s branding.
The cows were actually sketched from live models (real cows) at the nearby Okeechobee dairy farm, Milking R Dairy where the artists spent a day learning first-hand about the operations.
At one time, dairy cattle were pastured just behind the plant.
The mural is expected to be finished by Friday, October 11 in time for National Farmers Day on October 12.