I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for ICE CREAM!

Think back to your childhood and those fond memories. Do you think of ice cream on a hot summer day? I remember peeking outside the window after hearing the oh so familiar jingle of the ice cream truck. My heart skipping a beat, I would make a mad dash to the change jar to get enough money for a chocolate éclair or ice cream sandwich. Flying out the door, shoes or not, and running towards the highlight of my day – ice cream. Continue reading

Mom & Dietitian Impressed with Family Farm Values

The following is the perspective from Rebecca Roberts, who holds degrees from Indiana University with BA in biology and MS in Nutrition Science. She grew up in Eastern Greene County Indiana and has a 4 year-old son.  Rebecca earned hours towards her professional certification working in nutrition at the Dairy Council of Indiana earlier this summer.

When I heard that we were going on a tour of a dairy farm in Whiteland, IN I never expected to be greeted by a young mother with three kids. Amy Kelsay was anything but what you would envision as most people’s image of a dairy farmer.  She’s young, dynamic and very well-spoken. Continue reading

Miss America Speaks Up for Hoosier Dairy Farmers

Deb Osza, General Manager of MPSI & American Dairy Association of Indiana, shares her experience working with Miss America Katie Stam, who recently became a spokesperson for Indiana’s dairy farm families.
Miss America Katie Stam knows dairy farmers work to take good care of their animals firsthand!

Miss America Katie Stam knows firsthand about the care dairy farmers give to their animals.

Katie Stam, Miss America, knows a dairy farmer’s dedication and commitment to milk quality, dairy cows and the land first hand.   Katie, Indiana’s first Miss America, knows the value of hard work and dedication from growing up in a dairy farm family.  Katie’s grandparents milked dairy cows and Katie’s parents helped every single day.  Katie and her siblings helped to take care of the calves several times each week, along with helping in the milking parlor.  Like many dairy farm kids, she has drive and determination. Continue reading