The farms use an array of innovative management practices, such as bio digesters, as well as production efficiency technologies, including a new biogas plant that will include a public education center when complete. Rosendale Dairy will use this plant to generate 1.4 megawatts of electricity to help the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with its goal for carbon neutrality on campus.
NCI Laureate Award
The National Cheese Institute bestowed its highest honor, the NCI Laureate Award, on Robert G. Bush, chairman emeritus of Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, Wis. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the development and growth of the cheese industry.
The son of Schreiber Food’s founder, Merlin G. Bush, Bob Bush dedicated his entire career to the cheese industry. Bush holds 17 patents and revolutionized the industry with his engineering and technical expertise, which led to the invention of technology that gave the world individually wrapped processed cheese slices.
During Bush’s tenure with Schreiber Foods, the company grew from one plant and $12 million in sales to 19 plants with $1.5 billion in sales.
Videos highlighting the award recipients can be viewed at IDFA's YouTube channel.