Farm Bill Now Campaign Pushing for Congressional Action This MonthSeptember 11, 2012
CWT Assists with Export Sales Totaling 12.2 Million Pounds in AugustSeptember 11, 2012
Former YC Chairman Honored for Environmental StewardshipSeptember 11, 2012
In recognition of his dedication to environmental stewardship on his dairy farming operations, NMPF’s 2010 Young Cooperator (YC) Chairman Marty Burken was selected last month as a recipient of the 1st annual Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Awards. The awards were sponsored by the Iowa Governor’s Office, Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and Monsanto. Burken was chosen because of the steps he has taken and leadership he has demonstrated to help protect Iowa’s natural resources. The nomination was approved by a committee representing multiple commodity, conservation, and environmental groups.
The awards were presented at the Iowa State Fair on August 17th by Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, and Iowa DNR Director Chuck Gipp.
In the photo: Burken receives his award from Gov. Terry Branstad. He is joined on stage by his youngest daughter Hillary and his father Loran Burken.
Registration Available for NMPF Annual MeetingSeptember 11, 2012
With less than two months to go, dairy farmers are encouraged to register soon for the 2012 annual meeting that NMPF hosts jointly with the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board and the United Dairy Industry Association. The meeting will be held October 29 – 31 at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Lake Buena Vista, FL.
With the theme of “Securing Dairy’s Future,” the meeting offers attendees several days of informative programming, in addition to opportunities to interact and network with dairy producers and industry leaders from across the country. Dairy producers, cooperative staff, Young Cooperators (YCs), industry suppliers, trade press, and others from within the dairy sector are all invited to attend.
Individual and group meeting registration, along with hotel reservations, can be made online at www.dairyevents.com. Although online registration is preferred, a registration form may also be filled out and submitted via mail or fax. Online, mail, and fax registration must be submitted with payment by Friday, October 5. Visit www.nmpf.org/nmpf-joint-annual-meeting for more information.