This book is the second book in a children's agricultural education book series by five-year-old twin sisters Rianna and Sheridan Chaney and focuses on the dairy industry.

The book highlights the twins personal experiences in the dairy industry including time with their grandfather, a retired dairy farmer; learning about what happens at a dairy farm from birth to milk production; participating in the Pee Wee division of the pretty cow contest at the county fair; joining the 4-H Cloverbuds club; and helping to make ice cream at South Mountain Creamery.

The 32-page children’s book is full of captivating and fun color photographs by professional photographer and book co-creator Kelly Hahn Johnson of Sharpsburg, Md.

The easy-to-read text geared toward preschool and elementary-aged children highlights the many aspects of the dairy industry while encouraging children to drink milk and eat dairy products. The book also includes a glossary; recipes for butter in a jar and ice cream in a bag; fun dairy facts; and a full page devoted to educational and fun dairy Web sites. The girls' first book, “Little Star... Raising Our First Calf,” was nominated for a prestigious Agricultural Education Literary Award in 2008.
Rebecca Long Chaney
Author and Inspirational Speaker
Inspirational Speaker and Author
Mini Milk Maids Book

Mini Milk Maids on the Mooove

By Twins Rianna and Sheridan Chaney

Edited by our Mommy, Rebecca Long Chaney
Photographs by Kelly Hahn Johnson and our Mommy

Second book in the “Chaney Twins'
Series now available!


This book is the second book in a children's agricultural education book series by five-year-old twin sisters Rianna and Sheridan Chaney and focuses on the dairy industry.
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Local Authors Win Literary Award



"Mini Milk Maids on the Mooove" has been selected as the winner of the 2010 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) Children's Literature Award. Given annually by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation board of trustees, the award recognizes the author of a children's book the organization considers to be an especially important contribution to American literature and American agriculture. Written by twin sisters, Rianna and Sheridan Chaney of Thurmont, Md., and edited by their mother Rebecca Long Chaney, the book highlights the twins personal experiences in the dairy industry including time with their grandfather, a retired dairy farmer; learning about what happens at a dairy farm from birth to milk production; participating at the county fair; joining the 4-H Cloverbuds club; and helping to make ice cream at South Mountain Creamery. Geared toward preschool and elementary-aged children, the book includes a glossary, recipes for butter in a jar and ice cream in a bag, fun dairy facts and links to educational and fun dairy Web sites.

In a letter to the Chaney twins, OFBF Education Specialist Judy Roush wrote, "This annual award has been given since 1989, way before you were born! We also congratulate you, the "agricultural warriors" for all the programs you do to tell the story of where food comes from and promote farm life." The OFBF puts a golden emblem on each book given to a teacher in Ohio designating it as the 2010 Children's Literature Award winner. This is the second book in an agricultural education series called The Chaney Twins' Series. Their first book, “Little Star... Raising our First Calf” was nominated for this children's award in 2009. It has been selected as the Ag Book of Year by several Farm Bureau organizations across the country including South and North Dakota.

Rianna and Sheridan are grateful for the support from industry experts and everyone who helped make “Mini Milk Maids on the Mooove” a success, especially series photographer and book co-creator, Kelly Hahn Johnson of Sharpsburg, Md., graphics designer Kathy Stowers of Jefferson, Md., and Web site and video creator Whitney Hahn of Digital Bard of Frederick, Md.

For more information about the books or to schedule an ag educational presentation by the Chaneys, visit their Web site at Rebeccalongchaney.com or email her at chaneyswalkabout@aol.com.

"What a special book the girls have put together, explaining how as dairy farmers we take a lot of time, effort, and pride in bringing a healthy, nutritious, product to our consumers. This book will be a great resource for dairy farmers, dairy associations, and dairy princesses all across the country to bring this message to one of our number one consumers — the youth of America."

— Jenni (Drinkall) Skiba, Silver Star Jerseys, North Branch, Minnesota

"This book provides a heart-warming clip of what happens on a dairy farm. Told through the eyes of a farm family, it gives young readers a glimpse of both the miracles and work that happen continuously on a dairy farm. Hats off to the little Chaney ladies for sharing their story with other children who are not fortunate enough to grow up surrounded by the marvels of agriculture and life."

 — Shelly Mayer, dairy farmer and mom, Slinger, Wisconsin

"This is a wonderful book that tells the farm-to-table story so beautifully. I love the photographs and the focus on the many people behind the scenes who are an important part of bringing wholesome milk to children and their families. What a delight to see Rianna and Sheridan carry on the passion of agriculture that their mom, Becky, had as a 4-H member in Frederick County! Becky, too, loved to tell the dairy story as a member of the Lewistown Mt. View 4-H Club and also as one of the Frederick County 4-H Cow Gals and Guys that I was privileged to work with in 4-H."

— JoAnne Leatherman, former 4-H agent, Frederick County, Maryland