Virtual Tour Includes Md. Farm

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St. Brigid’s Farm, a Registered Jersey™ dairy located near Kennedyville, Md., will be one of eight U.S. operations featured as a Virtual Farm Tour at the 2011 World Dairy Expo. The program, which will be presented by owners Robert Fry, D.V.M., and Judy Gifford, will start at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5 in Mendota 1 meeting room in the …

World Dairy Expo

CWT Export Update

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Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 10 requests for export assistance from Darigold and Dairy Farmers of America to sell a total of 2,579 metric tons (5.686 million pounds) of Cheddar, Gouda, and Monterey Jack cheese to customers in Asia, South America, and the Middle East. The product will be delivered June through November. In 2011, CWT has assisted members in …

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Website Valuable Resource

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As June Dairy Month approaches, did you know that dairy checkoff has tools and resources to help you share your story with consumers? A valuable resource is the checkoff-funded www.dairyfarmingtoday.org website. The site is for consumers looking for information about the industry or who have concerns about the on-farm practices of modern U.S. dairy farms, including animal care and environmental …

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9 Girls Chosen as the Power of 9

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Congratulations to the nine teenage girls who have been chosen by America to don a Milk Mustache and appear together in a national “got milk?®” ad. It will be the first time in Milk Mustache history that “real” teens will star in the iconic campaign. Check out their winning video entries here! In February, actress, singer and dancer Julianne Hough …

Dairy Checkoff, MilkPEP

Dairy Contest is All in the Agvocacy

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Here’s a contest with a great prize: BASF Plant Science is offering a grand prize winner a spot at the new AgChat Foundation‘s Agvocacy 2.0 Conference! Just enter their NutriDense® Silage Web Moo.0 contest! Between the #dairy Twitter hashtag, straight-from-the-milking parlor blog posts, and planting season Facebook updates, social media has revolutionized how the dairy industry tells its story. Now, …

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CWT Export Update

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Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted three bids from Dairy Farmers of America for a total of 225 metric tons (496,040 pounds) of Cheddar cheese to the Middle East. The product will be delivered July through September 2010. Since CWT reactivated the Export Assistance program on March 18, 2010, it has assisted members in making export sales of Cheddar, Monterey Jack, …

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Dairy Fun Offers Engaging Education

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Looking for a fun way to learn more about the dairy industry? Then check out the new website “Dairy Fun” created by Dairylea Cooperative Inc. and Dairy Farmers of America’s (DFA) Northeast Area Council. The website will teach consumers about all the benefits that dairy farmers provide – from producing high-quality, nutritious products to supporting the economy and creating a …

dairy farming, Education

Conklin Dairy Responds to Undercover Video

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The Plain City dairy farm targeted in an undercover video released by Mercy for Animals (MFA) this week responded swiftly to animal abuses depicted in the footage. A spokesman for the farm confirmed the employee prominently featured willfully abusing animals was fired immediately Wednesday morning following the video’s release. “As fourth-generation farmers, our family takes the care of our cows …

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Lindner is 63rd Alice in Dairyland

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Congratulations to Christine (Lepple) Lindner for being named the 63rd Alice in Dairyland! She was one of six final candidates for the public relations job that carries six decades of Wisconsin agricultural tradition. “My goal as Alice in Dairyland is to encourage consumers to take action with their dollars in supporting Wisconsin agriculture by buying locally-grown products,” Lindner said. “As …

Education, Media

Calif. Family Farms Debuts

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California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) has introduced their new “Family Farms” advertising campaign. Get to know nine real California dairy farmers who shared their stories in 30-second commercials. Each commercial features an actual dairy family telling their story, in their own words. “We want to help consumers put the face on the farmer responsible for the dairy foods they enjoy. …

Communication, Media