Dairying for Tomorrow (DFT) award winners were recognized during the Dairy Day breakfast at New York State Fair. National Dairy Council and ADA North East board member and dairy farmer Audrey Donahoe of Clayville, N.Y., presented the awards.
Overall Winner, Community Outreach
King Brothers Dairy of Schuylerville, N.Y., was named the overall community outreach winner and Jan King and wife Pandora Davis were on hand to receive the award. The awards are designed to recognize dairy farmers who are committed to moving the dairy industry into the future.
Honorable Mention, Animal Care
Honorable mention winners in the DFT animal care category, Abbie and Andrew Evans of A Joy Swiss, Athens, Pa., were also recognized during the breakfast, along with the announcement for Wagner Farms, Poestenkill, N.Y., the honorable mention environmental stewardship award winner that was not in attendance.
About American Dairy Association North East
American Dairy Association North East (ADA North East) is the dairy farmer-funded organization funded by participating dairy farmer’s checkoff investment to build demand and sales for milk and dairy foods throughout the local region. Representing more than 10,000 dairy farm families in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and northern Virginia, ADA North East develops and implements local programs to drive milk and dairy sales at retail outlets and in schools. The organization also conducts consumer education about dairy through events, traditional and social media, and in collaboration with health professionals through National Dairy Council®. ADA North East works closely with Dairy Management Inc.™, the national dairy checkoff organization, to support nutrition research, national partnerships and developing export markets for dairy to bring a fully integrated promotion program to the region. For more information, visit www.AmericanDairy.com.