Honoring the Harvest Today and Every Day

Posted On November 23rd, 2015 by

What comes to your mind when someone mentions Thanksgiving? For me, I quickly think of my Grandma Ruth.

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A Dairy Good Cookbook, A Dairy Good Gift

Posted On November 19th, 2015 by

If you’re like me, you look forward to the holiday season because it means more quality time with family and friends, often spent gathered in the kitchen or around the dining room table enjoying heart-warming […]

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Harvest 2015: Midwest Dairy Farm Round-Up

Posted On November 6th, 2015 by

Farmers throughout the Midwest have been harvesting the results of their hard work. The typical sunrise to sundown schedule still applies, but if you can imagine, the days are longer.

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Celebrate National School Lunch Week with a Farm to School Twist

Posted On October 12th, 2015 by
Bright colored trays, friendly and familiar voices, smells of fresh baked bread... some of my fondest memories from my schools days still take me back to our school cafeteria. Of course, I'll be the first to admit I spent a good chunk of my time visiting with friends, but I always managed to clean my plate - no healthy trash cans back when I was in school.
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An Illinois Farm Girl Follows Her Heart from Farm to School

Posted On October 8th, 2015 by
A typical day for Cassie, who is always sporting braids, boots and a smile, is helping her father with the cows or her Grandpa Jim with the crops. Of course, Cassie, like any other 9-year-old, loves to play with her friends and, more times than not, she invites them out to the farm.
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Getting Milk to Our Hungry Neighbors

Posted On September 10th, 2015 by

I recently heard a touching story from a mom who visits her local food pantry to gather groceries to help feed her children. She was grateful for all of the assistance she received, but […]

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The Best 12 Days of Summer

Posted On September 9th, 2015 by

The Best 12 Days of Summer… The Great Minnesota Get Together… 12 Days of Food and Fun… – the Minnesota State Fair has many names. Some love it, some hate it, and those that attend all […]

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Back to School: Don’t forget about breakfast – for you and the kids!

Posted On August 19th, 2015 by

When taking a trip to your local retailer, it’s pretty clear what time of year it is – backpacks, notebooks, lunchboxes and pencils line store shelves with signs screaming back to school.  It’s always […]

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How to Find Dairy Goodness at the State Fair

Posted On August 11th, 2015 by

The menu is set, there’s plenty of butter and we’re ready for visitors. No, we’re not preparing for Thanksgiving in August. The wonderful season I’m describing is all about the time-honored tradition of state […]

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