Two years ago I was asked by Don Gurtner, president of Milk Promotion Services of Indiana, to present the bottle of milk to the winning driver of the Indy 500. I had no idea what all I was getting myself into. I am from southern Indiana and I had no idea how huge the Indy 500 actually is to the people of Indianapolis. Sure, I knew they always have an attendance of over 300,000 people, and millions more around the globe watch on television, but I had no clue as to how Indianapolis spends the entire month of May in celebration of the Indy 500. There are so many events and activities surrounding the race; it’s really cool to be a part of the excitement. Continue reading
Michelle Plummer is a chef and registered dietitian working for Milk Promotion Services of Indiana. She has over 25 years of cooking experience, and is a food and cooking enthusiast. Below are her thoughts of the Vintage Indiana Wine Fest.
A warm sunny day…. light breezes… great music… and nibbling cheese from Swissland Dairy in Berne Indiana. Our VIP tent was the place to be at the 10th Annual Vintage Indiana Wine Festival. Being VIPs at the wine fest really meant Very Interesting Palate Samples! Tasting classics such as White Cheddar and then increasing that creamy flavor adding Garlic and Herb (wow! What a robust creamy flavor, perfect for Cheesy Garlic toast) or enjoying a creamy, slightly fruity Raclette. Raclette is not only for melting and scraping onto steam vegetables in the ski resorts out east, it is a delicious cheese served with a Sauvignon Blanc or a Riesling! Continue reading
Lindsay Nobbe is a recent graduate of Purdue University in Animal Agribusiness. Nobbe is currently in a Communication Internship. This fall she plans to go back to Purdue to get her Master’s in Extension Education. This posting is an overview of Vintage Indiana hosted by the Indiana Wine and Grape Council. Continue reading
Jessica Johnson, a graduate student a Ball State University recently visited an Indiana dairy farm – the first time she has seen cows milked firsthand. Johnson is currently in Dietetic Internship to become a Registered Dietitian, just the type of person we like to educate about how Winners Drink Milk. This posting is an overview of her experience. Continue reading
June Dairy Month, an annual tradition developed to celebrate the dairy industry and its many contributions to our society, originated in 1937. During its first two years it was called National Milk Month and ran from June 10 to July 10. The 1937 event, sponsored by chain stores, was given the theme “Keep Youthful – Drink Milk.” Originally supported by the National Dairy Council (NDC), June Dairy Month was established to help stabilize dairy demand during periods of peak production. To assist in that effort, NDC provided promotional materials to the 6,300 stores participating. Continue reading