Naerebout featured in ‘sustainability’ lecture
The second installment of the Magic Valley Arts Council’s Brown Bag Lecture Series “What is Green?” will be at noon Feb. 28 at the Twin Falls Center for the Arts, Twin Falls, Idaho
The featured speaker is Bob Naerebout, executive director of Idaho Dairymen’s Association, board member of Idaho Business Coalition for Immigration Reform, the National Milk Producers Federation Immigration Task Force, Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform and on the National Immigration Forum (NIF) in Washington D.C.
The presentation will cover sustainability in the agriculture and dairy industries. What does it mean to be economically, socially and environmentally sustainable? Naerebout will talk about the challenges facing these industries today and how current and future technology is being used to help these industries move forward.
The lecture is open to the public at no charge and attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch. For more information, contact the Twin Falls Center for the Arts at 208-734-2787.
United Dairymen of Idaho hires health and wellness manager
United Dairymen of Idaho welcomed Pohley Richey, RD, LD, as a Health and Wellness Manager for the Idaho Dairy Council. Richey will be involved in material development, program strategy, community outreach and communicating science-based nutrition education to educators, health professionals,
scientists, media and consumers.
"The expansion of the Health and Wellness team at Idaho Dairy Council strengthens our ability to meet the needs of our customers and build awareness about Idaho’s growing dairy industry," noted Karianne Fallow, CEO of United Dairymen of Idaho.
Before joining the Idaho Dairy Council, Richey spent a significant part of her nearly 15-year career in school foodservice, nutrition education, and in real estate sales. She brings skills as a registered dietitian, health professional, as well as marketing and public relations.
UDI is the parent organization of both the Idaho Dairy Council and the Idaho Dairymen’s Association. Visit UDI’s website, Facebook page and Twitter feed for updates and additional information.
Idaho Dairy Council supports free school-wellness program
The Idaho Dairy Council selected 31 schools in Idaho to split more than $50,000 to help build their free school-wellness programs based on the Fuel Up to Play 60 initiatives, which encourage students to be physically active for 60 minutes a day. Schools across the country applied for the money.