Ag Activism

Advocating for dairy in 140 characters or less

Have you ever struggled with drafting catchy, informative and effective posts, comments and Tweets that will help generate positive online dairy dialogue? This is a session you won’t want to miss! Mark your calendar for Nov. 7. FULL STORY »

Star in your own GOT MILK? billboard

California teens have a chance to win $1000 and be a star on their own billboard in their hometown. FULL STORY »

Composting business opens new doors of communication

Idaho producer Dave Rallison began selling compost at his farm following requests from members of his community. As demand grew, Rallison realized his side business provided an opportunity for him to meet new people and educate them about the dairy industry, including his commitment to environmental stewardship. FULL STORY »

New computer models to help tone down the smell

Some call it the smell of money, but Teng Teeh Lim thinks that smell does not have to be so bad. FULL STORY »

New videos to help CA dairy families share sustainability stories

In September Dairy Cares will release “Profiles in Sustainability,” a six-part, 30-minute video series chronicling the dairy community’s sustainability achievements. Produced in collaboration with the California Dairy Research Foundation and the Dairy Council of California, the videos will be available for viewing on-line at . FULL STORY »

Commentary: Thirty years later

The critics are more vocal than ever, yet on every measure it’s possible to assess, production agriculture and meat processing has made remarkable progress in little more than a generation. FULL STORY »

Show your dairy pride – NFL style

How do you – or even your cows – show your support of your favorite NFL team or player? Does your family or staff sport your team’s jerseys on game day or do you paint your barn in team colors? Combining your passion for the NFL and dairy industry -- and capturing the creativity on camera -- is the idea behind the Show Your Pride photo contest, which runs through September 26. FULL STORY »

Don’t go too far with environmental justice

Environmental Protection Agency efforts to promote environmental justice are working and more extreme measures, such as a no-pollution mandate, would hurt chances of economic prosperity for those communities that need it most. FULL STORY »

Dairy front and center at high school pep rally

The dairy industry was front and center at a pep rally at Beyer High School in Modesto, Calif., this week. FULL STORY »

Grassroots dairy promotion grants available

Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program are offering grants of up to $250 to aid in local grassroots dairy promotion programs or events geared toward consumers. FULL STORY »

Back-to-school brings changes to flavored milk

When school resumes in the fall, cafeterias will be serving more whole grains, more fresh vegetables and milk kids, schools and moms will love. With the ongoing debate over flavored milk in schools, many of the nation’s milk processors have been hard at work over the last five years with their local districts to lower the calories and sugar in this popular drink. FULL STORY »

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