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  • Indiana State Fair Dairy Bar   An Ideal Trip to the Indiana State Fair

    The Indiana State Fair is a spectacle like none other. Every August, agriculture and food-loving fans make their way to the one-mile track and experience all the food, all the fanfare, and all the fabulous animals that Indiana has to showcase. In the spirit of shining light on two fields the American Dairy Association is..

  • Dairy Bar Indiana State Fair Grilled Cheese   New at the 2016 Dairy Bar!

    The 2016 Indiana State Fair opens on Friday, August 5th, and of course, our favorite place to be is our Dairy Bar! Located across from the Coliseum, the Dairy Bar is open 7 days a week: 7 am- 9 pm (Sunday-Thursday), Open ’til 10 pm Friday & Saturday. Every year, we present a new milk..

  • Ice Cream Social   American Dairy Association Indiana Brings A Cool Flair to Fundraising

    Indianapolis, IN – American Dairy Association Indiana raised the bar again with the success of their 27th Annual Ice Cream Social on the Circle. This time honored tradition scooped up $7,241 in donations and all the proceeds will benefit Girls Inc of Greater Indianapolis. “Indiana’s dairy farmers have long supported the health and wellness of..

  • IMG_3310   A Day At A Dairy Farm

    In undergraduate classes, all future dietitians daydream about their internship and what it will entail.  Never would I have imagined that I would spend a day at a diary farm milking cows… or that I would love it! When we arrived at Carterly Farm in Thorntown, Kelly Mackinnon greeted us immediately. She was glowing, and..

  • IMG_3310   A Day At Carterly Farms

    “HOLY COW!” Those were the exact words spoken as I walked onto the property of Carterly Farms in Thorntown, Indiana.  As a Ball State dietetic intern, I was given the amazing opportunity of working with the American Dairy Association Indiana (ADAI) throughout the months of May and June.  Coming into the position, I was very..

  •   Monument Circle Celebration for National Ice Cream Month on July 8

    Indianapolis, Ind. – Join the American Dairy Association Indiana and its Hoosier Dairy Farm Families as they celebrate National Ice Cream Month for the 27th consecutive year with the Ice Cream Social on the Circle. On Friday July 8 from 11am-2pm, volunteers and local celebrities will be serving up giant ice cream sundaes with all..

  •   Monument Circle Celebration for National Ice Cream Month on July 8

    Indianapolis, Ind. – Join the American Dairy Association Indiana and its Hoosier Dairy Farm Families as they celebrate National Ice Cream Month for the 27th consecutive year with the Ice Cream Social on the Circle. On Friday July 8 from 11am-2pm, volunteers and local celebrities will be serving up giant ice cream sundaes with all..

  • steve and clint   Visit the Northern Indiana Dairy Trail

    Are you interested in learning where milk comes from and how it is produced? During June Dairy Month, you can see for yourself by journeying along the Northern Indiana Dairy Trail for an up-close look at modern milk production. The event, to be held on June 18 and June 25, will feature farm tours, historical..

  • Korean War Memorial   Memorial Day

    As I’m writing this, the Greatest Spectacle in Racing is still a few days away, but by the time you read it, the 100th winner will have drunk the milk in Victory Circle at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  While many traditions revolve around the Indy 500, one of the biggest is the honoring of our..

  • 2008_Indianapolis_500_Start   Indianapolis 500, 100th Running

    “The greatest spectacle in racing” is celebrating a major milestone this year. On May 29th, 2016 Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host its 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 mile race! That’s pretty epic by anyone standards. Fans from all across the world come to central Indiana to share in the excitement and our Hoosier Dairy..

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