Food Dialogues: Food sustainability challenging for food industry, customers

Madison, Wis. (Jan. 15, 2016) — Sustainability remains a hot-button issue in the food industry, with customers demanding it but not always sure of what it means. Farmers, academics, environmentalists, dietitians and others explored the complex issue Thursday, Jan. 14, as part of “Food Dialogues,” a national initiative that facilitates a broad and ongoing discussion […]

Julie Maurer of Soaring Eagle Dairy wins DBA Advocacy Award

Madison, Wis. (Jan. 14, 2016) – Julie Maurer, co-owner of Soaring Eagle Dairy in Newton, is the 2016 recipient of the Dairy Business Association Advocacy Award. Maurer, who co-owns Soaring Eagle Dairy with several members of her family, received her award at Dairy Strong 2016: Partners in Progress held at the Monona Terrace Community & […]

Capper encourages dairy farmers to tout sustainability

Madison, Wis. (Jan. 14, 2016) — Dairy farmers need to cut through the negative stereotypes and get out the word about how they use sustainable practices, a leading international livestock sustainability consultant told hundreds of farmers and agribusiness representatives. Judge Capper traveled from her home in Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom to speak Wednesday, Jan. […]

Perelman: Where content is king, it’s vital to connect with customers

Madison, Wis. (Jan. 14, 2016) — In a world where “smart” devices outnumber toothbrushes, the dairy community must reach customers with engaging stories, photos and videos that can be shared across social media, Jonathan Perelman, head of digital strategies for ICM Partners, told attendees of Dairy Strong 2016: Partners in Progress on Thursday, Jan. 14. […]

Yahara Pride Conservation Group shares success story

Madison, Wis. (Jan 14, 2016) — In southcentral Wisconsin, farmers and an environmental group have come together to reduce phosphorous levels in local waterways. Created in 2011, the Yahara Pride Farms conservation group is a farmer-led non-profit that works to improve soil and water quality in the Yahara River watershed in the Dane County area. Several […]

Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative elects directors

Madison, Wis. (Jan. 13, 2016) – Members of the Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative elected two directors at the annual business meeting during the Dairy Strong 2016: Partners in Progress conference at the Monona Terrace Convention Center. Brody Stapel, a managing partner at Double Dutch Dairy in Cedar Grove, Wis., and Jim Winn, co-owner of […]

Dairy Business Association elects directors, officers

Madison, Wis. (Jan. 13, 2016) – Dairy Business Association members elected three new directors during the annual business meeting at the second Dairy Strong 2016: Partners in Progress conference at the Monona Terrace Convention Center. Newly elected board directors include farmer representatives Cody Heller, president of Heller Farm Inc. and chief executive officer of Central […]

Walker: Dairy industry key to state’s economic success

Madison, Wis. (Jan. 13, 2016) – The Wisconsin dairy community remains a massive economic driver for the state and there is potential for even greater growth, Gov. Scott Walker told hundreds of farmers and dairy business professionals attending Dairy Strong 2016: Partners in Progress at Monona Terrace Convention Center. “There’s tremendous growth opportunity in agriculture, […]