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  • edibleculture-winter-2011-cheese_course-header   Say CHEESE!

      October is National Cheese Month so we’ve gathered a few fun facts to help you celebrate the greatest packable protein around! We hope you find some time to enjoy whatever variety you love the most!

  • IMG_1136   7 Things I Learned at World Dairy Expo

    World Dairy Expo is held annually in Madison, Wisconsin and attracts thousands of visitors. This was my first visit to Expo, and I really didn’t know what to expect. Here are just a few things that I learned during my visit. 1. The Cow is Queen While there are plenty of dairy products to sample..

  • Hot_chocolate_(2)   Bonfires and Cocoa

    3/4 cup sugar, 1 cup cocoa powder, 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 cup hot water, 1/2 gallon milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 teaspoon instant coffee, 1 cup half and half, Garnishes: Whipped cream, cinnamon sticks, chocolate shavings, peppermint sticks, marshmallows

  • 635   Dairy Milk vs. Milk Alternatives: What’s your Moo-ve?

    The following blog is written by Purdue University Dietetic Intern, Abby Rogers. Whether you choose your milk for taste, price, convenience, or nutritional needs, it is important to know where your milk stacks up. The “udder” truth is that not all milks are created equal. Milk comes in many varieties such as: whole, reduced-fat (2%),..

  • Hunger Action Month   September is Hunger Action Month

    Approximately 14.4% of Hoosiers are considered “food insecure” and do not have enough food to eat on a daily basis. Currently Indiana is above the national average, with local Feeding America food banks working tirelessly to reduce those numbers. Everyday they provide families with a safety net in times of need. Indiana has over 1,000 dairy farm families passionate about..

  • 2017 State Fair Dairy Bar photo by Justin Casterline (59 of 61)   Thank you! Indiana State Fair Dairy Bar Recap

    To each and every Indiana State Fair visitor who stopped by, stood in lines and enjoyed a delicious dairy treat from the Dairy Bar, we T H A N K  Y O U ! ! ! In seventeen beautiful days, you supported Indiana Dairy Farmers by purchasing the following: 45,441 Grilled Cheese 74,108 Milkshakes 11,276..

  • DSC03906   U.S. Olympic Diver Amy Magaña Visits Indiana State Fair

    On Monday, August 14th, U.S. Olympic Diver Amy Magaña jumped out of the pool in order to learn more about dairy farming in Indiana. Magaña, an Indianapolis native and representative of Team USA 2016 at the Olympic Games Rio 2016, experienced many facets of the dairy industry starting with a trip to the Dairy Bar and..

  •   2017 Indiana State Fair Cheese Sculpture

    For her 12th consecutive Indiana State Fair Cheese Sculpture, Sarah Kaufmann pulled inspiration from our national dairy campaign, Undeniably Dairy, to showcase excited expressions of young dairy fans. From an oversized slice of pizza to an ice cream cone filled with five scoops of ice cream, Kaufmann’s ability to sculpt cheddar cheese truly is a..

  • ice-cream-scoops-for-banner   Blue Ribbon Ice Cream Crank-Off Recipes

    A long-standing tradition at the Indiana State Fair, the 2017 Ice Cream Crank-off, once again, delivered some delicious results. Please enjoy the following recipes from our Blue Ribbon winners!   VANILLA category 1st Place winner: Roger Sherer VANILLA ICE CREAM Makes about 1 ¼ quarts 2 cups whole milk 4 cups (1 quart) heavy cream..

  • 2017_0808_TC_1442   Secretary Sonny Perdue Meets Fuel Up to Play 60 Ambassadors

    USDA Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue pulled his RV into sunny Indianapolis on Tuesday morning. Perdue is visiting the Circle City as part of his “Back to Our Roots” tour as he gathers information about the 2018 Farm Bill. Perdue’s stop in Indianapolis will shine light on the upcoming Bill, but first, local Fuel Up to..

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