The structure and management of family farms can be as complicated as major corporations, involving multiple generations and branches of the family tree. Or a family farm could involve parents and their children, structured as a partnership. A family farm could be siblings who have taken over most management functions, but their elderly parent is still considered the head of the operation. We know there are countless ways family farms are configured and managed, but the diversity easily observable on farms around the country is often missing from the data collected through the Census of Agriculture. Some exciting changes in the 2017 Census of Agriculture will attempt to capture more nuances in demographics.
NATIONAL DAIRY CHECKOFF PARTNERSHIPS SELL MORE MILK, DAIRY FOODS Quick-serve Restaurants Boost Use and Sales of Dairy SYRACUSE, N.Y. (February 22, 2018) – Dairy farmer-funded checkoff is ensuring the more than 50 million Americans eating fast food every day have the option to choose milk and dairy foods in top quick-serve restaurants. “Dairy checkoff has developed partnerships with Domino’s, McDonald’s, Taco Bell and others, to put more dairy-based items on the menu and, thereby, sell more dairy,” said Rick Naczi, CEO of American Dairy Association North East. “The
NEW SPOKESPERSON CROWNED FOR NEW YORK STATE DAIRY INDUSTRY AT THE 55TH ANNUAL NEW YORK STATE DAIRY PRINCESS PAGEANT Syracuse, N.Y. – (February 20, 2018) Hailey Pipher from Chemung County was crowned the 2018-2019 New York State Dairy Princess on February 20th at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool, New York. Having served as the Chemung County Dairy Princess since spring of 2017, Pipher will devote an additional year to promoting milk and dairy products with American Dairy Association North East (ADANE). As state princess, she receives a $1,200
Three New Videos Promote U.S. Dairy Exports to Global Customers By Kara McDonald February 21, 2018 Share these videos on social media and embed them on your website. Partnerships. Supply Security. Growth. These are the themes of three new videos promoting U.S. dairy exports to our business customers throughout the world. The videos were released on ThinkUSAdairy.org, the U.S. Dairy Export Council’s website for global customers. USDEC members and others in the U.S. dairy industry are encouraged to share the videos with customers on social media and embed them on