The Dairying for Tomorrow awards nomination deadline has been extended until May 15, for dairy farmers in theAmerican Dairy Association North East six-state territory.
The awards showcase on-farm practices farmers are using to help sustain the dairy industry now and into the future. Award categories include: animal care, community/consumer outreach, and environmental stewardship.
Dairy farms in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and northern Virginia are eligible for nomination. Farmers may nominate themselves, or an organization, neighbor or colleague may nominate a farm.
The award will recognize up to 24 regional winners in eight regions within the ADA North East service area. The overall winner in each category will receive a $1,000 donation for milk to their regional foodbank, or to implement a yogurt smoothie program in their local school. Overall winners will also receive a video and photo shoot of their farm. The honorable mention in each category will receive a photo shoot of their farm.
For more information, and to submit nominations, please visit https://www.americandairy.com/for-farmers/dairying-for-tomorrow.stml.
Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and notified by June 15, and awarded during the New York State Fair Dairy Day breakfast or Ag Progress Days in Pennsylvania in August.
About American Dairy Association North East
American Dairy Association North East (ADA North East) is the dairy farmer-directed organization funded by participating dairy farmer’s checkoff investment to build demand and sales for milk and dairy foods throughout the local region. Representing nearly 12,000 dairy farm families in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New York, New Jersey 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.