Two words that seem like they fit together perfectly: Ice cream, a tasty treat, and social, in the company of friends. The American Dairy Association (ADA) hosted its 20th Annual Ice Cream Social on Monument Circle on July 10th and I was able to attend for the first time. Even though I am an employee at ADA and well beyond the days of running to visit the ice cream man, being there made me feel a little bit of that same excitement from summers of long ago.
The following is the perspective from Rebecca Roberts, who holds degrees from Indiana University with BA in biology and MS in Nutrition Science. She grew up in Eastern Greene County Indiana and has a 4 year-old son. Rebecca earned hours towards her professional certification working in nutrition at the Dairy Council of Indiana earlier this [...]
Katie Stam, Miss America, knows a dairy farmer’s dedication and commitment to milk quality, dairy cows and the land first hand. Growing up in a dairy farm family, Katie Stam, Indiana’s first Miss America, knows the value of hard work and dedication. Katie’s grandparents milked dairy cows and Katie’s parents helped every single day. Katie and her siblings helped to take care of the calves several times each week. Katie also helped in the milking parlor. Stam recently became the spokesperson for Indiana’s dairy farmers.