ALBANY, N.Y. —
New York is America's largest yogurt producer. Genesee County, home to the elementary students who suggested the bill, is home to dairy farms and yogurt plants that employ hundreds.
"We're a dairy farming community, and there's huge pride in that," said Casey Kosiorek, the local superintendent of schools. "This has been a chance for some true authentic learning."
Ranzenhofer, of Amherst, took the ribbing in stride.
"I'm sure every employee at the yogurt plant is gratified to see the attention," he said. "Even if it's at my expense."
There's no word on when the state Assembly may take up the bill.
Other states with official state snacks include Texas (chips and salsa), Illinois (popcorn) and South Carolina (boiled peanuts).