Food Dialogues Paved Way For DSSA

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Yesterday marked the official launch of the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA), a collaborative group of dairy industry professionals that seeks to foster continuous improvement in the sustainability of the dairy community with a panel of DSSA collaborators, including Dairy Business Association (DBA) Executive Director Tim Trotter. The idea to establish DSSA was first born out of DBA’s Dairy Strong …

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DBA Launches Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance

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A diverse group of partners came together this afternoon at Endres Berryridge Farm in Waunakee, Wisconsin for the official launch of the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA), a collaborative sustainability campaign featuring representatives from every facet of the dairy community, including farmers, processors, retailers, government agencies, universities, and dairy and trade non-profits. The alliance seeks to engage individuals from across …

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Wisconsin Dairy Industry Pushes Immigration Reform

Lizzy Schultz

Earlier this week, a coalition of Wisconsin business and community leaders came together in Madison for the launch of the “Reason for Reform” campaign, highlighting the need for immigration reform and presenting data about the significant contributions immigrants make to the state’s economy. The event was hosted by the Partnership for a New American Economy (NAE) and the Latino Chamber …

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WI Dairy Farmers Question Trump On #FarmLabor

Lizzy Schultz

Many Presidential candidates are spending a significant amount of time in Wisconsin this week in anticipation of the state’s presidential primary next week, including Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, and the Wisconsin dairy community used the many political events as an opportunity to help the candidate understand the incredibly important role that immigrant labor plays in the Wisconsin agricultural sector …

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DBA Names New Industry Relations Director

Lizzy Schultz

The Dairy Business Association (DBA) has hired Maria Woldt, a communications consultant with deep roots in agriculture, for the organization’s new Director of Industry Relations. Woldt will oversee initiatives that work to enhance DBA’s engagement with corporate partners, agriculture groups and community organizations. “Collaboration is so important to what we do and what we will need to do going forward …

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Former Buzzfeed VP Talks Ag Marketing

Lizzy Schultz

The 2016 Dairy Strong conference featured a variety of exceptional keynote presentations, with many presenters coming from outside of the agriculture sector, but few would argue that any of them made as strong of an impact as Jonathan Perelman’s. Perelman is the Head the Digital Ventures at ICM Partners, the former Vice President of Motion Pictures at Buzzfeed, the former …

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Big Business Plays Valuable Role in Sustainability

Lizzy Schultz

The latest Food Dialogues discussion panel held by the United States Farmers and Rancher’s Alliance (USFRA) kept the discussion focused on sustainability, a controversial concept that panelist Steve Peterson has built his career around. Peterson is the former Director of Sourcing Sustainability at General Mills, with 28 years of experience in the company, and a lifelong farmer. He operates a …

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Benefits of Immunity+ Exceed Expectations

Lizzy Schultz

One of the featured breakout sessions at the 2016 Dairy Strong Conference gave attendees a look into High Immune Response Technology and Breeding Selection, an exciting, innovative technology that has begun to gain significant momentum in the dairy industry. The presentation was given by Dr. Bonnie Mallard, PhD, a researcher and professor of Pathobiology at the University of Guelph College …

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#FoodD Dietician Talks Consumer Disconnect

Lizzy Schultz

The 2016 Dairy Strong Conference was able to serve as a host for the United States Farmers and Ranchers Alliance’s (USFRA) latest installment of Food Dialogues, a comprehensive discourse on food production between a panel of food industry experts. This group of panelists was asked to focus discussion around the controversial topic of sustainability. One panelist was Lauren Linsley, RDN, …

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Dairy Strong Bringing Industry Together

Lizzy Schultz

While the Dairy Strong Conference is still quite new to the dairy industry, occurring for only the second time in 2016, it is already making a widespread impact across the community. Over 600 dairy industry professionals from 17 US states and five different countries traveled to this week’s conference, which was held in Madison, Wisconsin. Dairy Strong is hosted by …

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