DELAND, FLA. – A Florida Dairy Farmers project reimagined the exterior of a farmer-owned TG Lee Dairy processing plant, turning the building’s formerly plain façade into a mural.

The paint job, with its pastoral themes, pays tribute to the state’s dairy farmers and animals. Located just off US Highway 472 in DeLand, Fla., the plant is considered a landmark in the region.

“For years we talked about doing something creative on this space,” said Meg Callahan, general manager for TG Lee, Southeast Region. “The acquisition of the facility by Dairy Farmers of America, coupled with the support of FDF, enabled us to finally transform our entire building into a marketing tool that helps us tell the story of the hard-working farmers that make our dairy products possible.”

The mural covers more than 5,500 square feet, making it the largest in Central Florida.

Dairy Farmers of America is a national, farmer-owned dairy marketing cooperative that works with more than 12,500 family farm-owners in the US. TG Lee, established in 1925, is a farmer-owned brand of DFA.