Local dairy family ‘stars’ in commercial for industry

Kevin and Mellissa Forbes of ‘Forbesvue’ hosted crew for production of Dairy Farmers of Ontario TV spot

Kevin and Melissa Forbes, along with their four children, are now “starring” in a commercial produced for Dairy Farmers of Ontario.

Their operation, which involves the milking of some 200 cows and crops, is now part of a campaign the organization hopes will connect producers to consumers.

The TV spot, which launched on Monday, is one-minute in length but took several days and the work of several dozen crew members.

Kevin Forbes called the experience “a really neat experience.”

Another takeaway was to have Kevin and his family “appreciate what we do for a living.”

And while he said the family is “extremely excited with the product,” he also said none of the Forbes family is cut out to be actors.

”They brought in some really good directors and production crews to make sure it was a really well-done product,” Forbes told another media outlet. We’re extremely happy with the product they’re putting out.”

In the end, the commercial (which is in black and white), depicts a typical “day on the farm” while sharing a “letter” Kevin wrote to his children.

Producers chose the Forbes family from among 10 entries.

Forbesvue Farms has been operating for three generations in Lambton County.

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