What is DairyFAN?

The Dairy Food Advocacy Network (DairyFAN) is an innovative leadership and social media advocacy outreach program sponsored by the American Dairy Association North East (ADANE). It is designed for college students, young professionals and other advocates interested in advancing their knowledge and ability to engage on social media in the growing and complex public dialogue surrounding our farms and our food.

DairyFAN combines interactive social media engagement and leadership training, food issues education and opportunities for networking and participating in digital initiatives around food. It offers access to a valuable network of skilled professionals through a program that supports the educational, personal and professional development of DairyFAN participants.

What do DairyFAN members do?

As a DairyFAN member, you will be asked to actively engage in the program by participating in the following activities:

Active Social Media Interaction: Engage in social media discussions a minimum of five times per week, actively seek to expand their network, initiate and respond to key food topics and participate in special online DairyFAN events, such as DairyFAN hosted Twitter parties.

Training Sessions: Attend quarterly educational sessions, which will span a variety of topics and may be online or in person.

ADANE Events: Participate in ADANE events, (online and/or in person), networking activities, volunteer opportunities or community outreach. Members are encouraged to get involved in industry events happening in their local area or statewide and bring these events to life via real-time social media engagement.

Next DairyFAN event:

Who: Sponsored by #DairyFAN (Dairy Food Advocacy Network), hosted by @AmericanDairyNE

What: #DairyFAN Twitter Party – A Very Dairy Christmas

When: Thursday, December 19, 8-9 p.m. Eastern

Where: Twitter!

Why: Perfectly wrapped gifts under a beautifully decorated tree, twinkling lights, little ones bundled up to head out into the winter snow, fresh cookies and cold milk for Santa…
Is Christmas on the farm any different from Christmas in the city? Do dairy cows need to bundle up to keep warm? What do barns look like in the winter time? Join @AmericanDairyNE and #DairyFAN for a Twitter party celebrating A Very Dairy Christmas!

How: Log on to Twitter and follow #DairyFAN to join the conversation!

Sign up below and let us know if you can join!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Eligibility Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age at time of application
  • A resident of the ADANE territory (New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland Delaware and, Prince William, Loudon, Arlington and Fairfax counties in Virginia)
  • Be active on at least (but not limited to) one social media channel
  • Be passionate about advocating for the dairy industry

Click here to apply today

For more information, contact Emma Andrew at: eandrew@milk4u.org.