Hannaford Joins 'Keep Farms Local'

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Hannaford retailer has joined the new Keep Local Farms initiative that was recently formed in New England. The Keep Local Farms program has been developed by a group of concerned local leaders in the Northeast, all of them working for the benefit of local dairy farmers. That group includes the following: Cooperative Development Institute, the Vermont Dairy Promotion Council, New …

Dairy Checkoff, Industry News, Media

Baron Takes the Prize with Plugra Butter Sauce

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Congratulations to Jasmin Baron of Livonia, New York, for being named Grand Champion in the 3rd Annual Plugrá European-Style Butter Magnifique Recipe Contest—Le Saucier. Plugrá is marketed by Keller’s Creamery, a division of Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. For this year’s competition, Plugrá invited food enthusiasts to share the recipe for their favorite butter sauce and complementary culinary creation. Baron …

Butter, Media

Top Dairy Twitter Users

Chuck Zimmerman

You know social media has become part of the ag communications world when you start seeing top ten lists like this one from Fastline (Part 1 and Part 2). I’m honored to have been selected for it and congratulate all the folks listed. Two of the top ten on the list are dairymen! Social media has really taken the world …


Minnesota Farmers Offered Timberwolves Tickets

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If you are a Minnesota dairy farmer looking for a fun, family outing, then you should join the Midwest Dairy Association at a Timberwolves (Minnesota’s NBA team) game. A promotion effort that will bring 250 dairy producers to a Timberwolves game Saturday, Dec. 5, also rewards consumers who buy $10 worth of dairy products at Rainbow Foods. Midwest Dairy has …

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City Girl Finds Heart in Dairy Science

Amanda Nolz

Here is a positive feature recently published in the Daily Record, Dairy farms moo-sic to her ears, written by Bobby Warren. A city girl fell in love with dairy cattle and decided to pursue her dreams despite her urban upbringing. Here is an excerpt from this exciting story… Despite being a “city girl” while growing up in Worthington, Dianne Shoemaker …

Dairy Business, Media

UK Milkmen Go Digital

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Dairy Crest, the UK’s leading chilled dairy foods company, has announced an exciting new service, that is both a blast from the past and a modern convenience! Called “milk & more,” customers can receive personal delivers of milk by a milkman! But this 21st century modern milkman has gone digital and moved online, transforming a service that originally started in …

Company Announcement, International, Media, Milk

The Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin

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This November, the University of Wisconsin Press is serving up a new book about the lives and practices of the Dairyland State’s cream of the crop: the Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin. Called THE MASTER CHEESEMAKERS OF WISCONSIN, the book is written and photographed by James Norton and Becca Dilley and is due to be published on November 24, 2009. Be …

Cheese, Dairy Checkoff, Industry News, Media

Jordin Sparks Wears Milk Mustache for a Cause

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Jordin Sparks is the newest milk mustache celebrity – and she’s wearing the famous mustache for a cause! According to the Body By Milk website: “If you want to help make a difference in yourself and the world, you should Drink Milk for a Change. Make your own Milk Mustache ad at BodyByMilk.com and you will be supporting Save the …

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