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  • Calf nursery   An Unlikely Love Affair – with Dairy

    As we celebrate Valentine’s Day, Indiana dairy farmer Jill Houin shares her unlikely love affair with the farm – and how it all started with a boy… Walking up the stairs at Purdue, to my new apartment, I had no idea my life would change forever.  I met a boy.  He was cute, kind, studying..

  • Dairy Straberry blog oats   Dairy and Berries: Valentine’s Day Recipes For A Perfect Pair

    Moooove over cheesecake. Dietetic Intern, Amanda Propes shares some of her favorite Valentines Day recipes. Dairy & Strawberries are a perfect match for Valentine’s Day! Looking for a healthy and fun Valentine’s Day dish? Here are some easy recipes inspired by our love of dairy and this beautiful red fruit. Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is marked with lots..

  • IMG_6358   The Perfect “Last Minute” Gift

    The holiday hustle is in full swing. We’ve made our list, checked it twice and oops! Missed one. Now what? The perfect gift is homemade and given with love.  And who doesn’t love comfort food on a chilly mid-western day or snacks to enjoy while watching their favorite movie? “Mix in a jar” gifts are tried and true. With..

  • ADA SM Thanksgiving-09   Our Dairy Best Thanksgiving Tips

    Thanksgiving is full of food, family, and football.  When celebrating this wonderful holiday, ensure that your food is dairy-licious with our tips below!

  • Ashley D with calf kiss   The “Legen-Dairy” Dairy Calf

    The following post was written by Indiana Dairy Ambassador, Ashley DeWitt who is studying to be a Veterinarian. We love her passion for dairy calves and asked if we could share it with you. Hi my name is Ashley DeWitt, I am one of the five 2018-2019 Indiana Dairy Ambassadors and a senior pre-veterinary student at..

  • boy-already-eaten-his-steamed-broccoli-as-would-enjoy-the-remainder-of-his-lunch-725x482   Have You Tried School Lunch Lately?

    If not, now is the time! National School Lunch Week is October 15th-19th and there’s “Lots to Love” in every meal. This yearly celebration reminds us of the benefits of the National School Lunch Program, the 30 million students it serves, and the valuable staff who put their hearts into nourishing the next generation. (Shout..

  • gallons of milk   Have You Taken The Challenge?

    The following post was written by Purdue Dietetic Interns, Molly Wilhelm and Jennifer Brady. Advocates for nutritious food for everyone and supporters of Indiana’s dairy farm families. September is national Hunger Action Month, which means that all throughout the country Feeding America partners with networks of food banks and communities to lead fundraising efforts and..

  • IMG_4167   How to Host A Successful Farm-to-Table Dinner

    Have you ever wished that you could plan an extraordinary dinner for your family and friends?  Eating out at the same restaurants can get dull a while.  Have no fear, a local farm-to-table dinner is here! A new trend has arrived, and that is hosting dinner on a local farm for family and friends.  People rave about how beautiful and unique..

  • ice_cream_PNG20991   2018 Indiana State Fair Ice Cream Crank-off Winning Recipes!

    Thank you to all who participated in our annual Ice Cream Crank-off Competition! Enjoy the delicious recipes from the first place winners! ________________________________ VANILLA Flavor Category Kamryn Huber and Joshua Moore Ol’ Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream Makes about 2 quarts 4 cups heavy whipping cream 4 cups whole milk ¾ cup sugar 2 ½ teaspoons..

  •   What is Happening at the State Fair Dairy Show?

    Are you visiting the Indiana State Fair on August 12 or 14? If so, you could see the 4-H (junior) or open (everyone) Dairy Cow show. As you walk through the cattle barn, you may wonder what exactly is happening. Our guest blogger today, Dairy Ambassador Grace Klopfenstein has your answers. by Grace Klopfenstein Everyone..

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