The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) has named the five float riders who will represent the state’s more than 1,400 dairy families on its inaugural “Adventures in Real Food” Rose Parade® Float. The CMAB selected young dairy and farming leaders who have dedicated their time and efforts to advocate for the industry.
“As an industry that brings an abundance of healthy products to the world and makes a significant economic contribution to the state, it is important that our Real California Milk float recognizes the next generation of dairy leadership that will continue the tradition of bringing real food to real families everywhere,” said CMAB CEO, John Talbot.
All five of the float riders are active members of youth agriculture organizations and are looking forward to future careers within the state’s dairy industry.
Jordan Dunn – Visalia, California
Karleen Lopez – Los Banos, California
Natalie Massa – Willows, California
Katie Migliazzo – Atwater, California
Makenzie Neves – Turlock, California
Keeping with the parade’s “Find Your Adventure” theme, the CMAB’s float recognizes that culinary adventures start with dairy – from the cheese that tops our favorite pizzas to the ice cream that turns a banana into a celebration – all provided through the state’s more than 1,400 dairy farm families. Television and in-person viewers can watch the float make its debut in the parade on January 1, 2016, while those in the Pasadena-area can see the flowing river of milk rapids cascading over California’s rolling hills and valleys up close at the Showcase of Floats on January 1-3 in Pasadena, California.