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Chocolate Milk From Brown Cows?

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You’ve likely seen the recent headline reporting 7% of Americans think that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. Surprising? Well maybe just a little. It’s true that we have become more removed from farming– fewer family and friends with first-hand experience to show us where our food originates. (So in case you’re in the 7%: chocolate milk is..

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Happy Father’s Day, Farm Dads!

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When talking to farmers about why they love to farm, two things constantly come up–love of cows and love of family. On multi-generational dairy farms, kids grow up working alongside their parents and grandparents, on the same land their great grandparents farmed. In honor of Father’s Day, we asked three dairy farming families what they..

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Over 1200 Dairy Fans Visit a Farm!

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Willemsen Dairy in Frankton, Indiana hosted over 1200 dairy-loving fans excited to tour the farm, eat delicious Domino’s pizza, enjoy milk & yogurt from Prairie Farms, peel apart cheese sticks from Dairy Farmers of America, play backyard games and experience true farm living. It was a beautifully sunny day and we are SO thankful for..

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Happy World Milk Day!

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On Thursday, June 1st, we celebrated World Milk Day, a specific day chosen back in 2001 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) to celebrate the important contributions of the dairy sector to sustainability, economic development, livelihoods and nutrition! Pretty exciting, right? Across the country, different state and regional dairy associations decided to..

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Farm to Table – Part Five

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Editor’s Note: this is the fifth installment in our eight-part “Farm to Table” series. The Morrison family is a fictional dairy farm family. Join us as we follow their adventures in “Farm to Table!” In our latest edition, we’ll spend a summer day with Julie, Dan Morrison’s wife. Part Five: Bleary-eyed, I wake up briefly..

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2017 Indianapolis 500 Milk Preference Poll

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In 1933, after his second Indianapolis 500 win, three-time Indy 500 winner Louis Meyer requested a bottle of cold buttermilk upon finishing the race. In 1936, as Meyer won a second Indy 500, he, once again, requested buttermilk. Thus, the monumental milk tradition began. All these years later, Indianapolis 500 drivers still quench their 500-mile thirst with an..

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Kelsay, Minich set to deliver Victory Circle milk

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INDIANAPOLIS – It’s not often that two Hoosier dairy farmers get to say that every single driver in the Indianapolis 500 wants to meet them. However, that is exactly the case for Joe Kelsay and Kim Minich.  On Sunday May 28, Kelsay and Minich will be standing, cold milk in hand, awaiting the victor of..

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Farm to Table – Part Four

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Editor’s Note: this is the fourth installment in our eight-part “Farm to Table” series. The Morrison family is a fictional dairy farm family. Join us as we follow their adventures in “Farm to Table!” Part Four: Waving the Green Flag! Spring on the farm means my Dad is up before the sun and I can..

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Celebrate the Milk Tradition in May

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It’s hard to find a picture of the winning Indy 500 driver without a cold bottle of milk hoisted in one hand. Ever since the early 30s, milk has been a staple at the Indianapolis 500, but what about the other 29 May days. Our Indiana dairy farmers are proud to provide milk and share the..

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