The Indy 500 Milk Preferences are in! Each year the drivers are asked what milk they would like to drink if they were to be the winner of the Indianapolis 500. The options are skim, 2%, whole or no preference. The two Milkmen make sure they get the winning driver’s milk choice in hand when [...]
May is a busy month for the office full of race fans here at the American Dairy Association of Indiana. All the hustle and bustle, all the prerace activities lead up to one moment: the milkman handing the winning driver of the Indianapolis 500 a bottle of cold, satisfying milk. The responsibilities of the milkman [...]
This is Duane Hill’s second year to be a milkman at the Indianapolis 500—but this year, as the seasoned veteran, he will be the Indiana dairy farmer who actually hands the milk to the winning driver in Victory Circle. Duane watched last year’s milkman Dave Forgey pass the “Sports World’s Coolest Prize” to winning driver [...]
The city of Indianapolis is living and breathing the Indy 500 right now! You are going to bring your family to the track for the first time and you have a few questions….well I might be able to help! I will keep it simple and if you don’t find what you need here check out indycarmom.com or indianapolismotorspeedway.com.
By Duane Hill Never in my life when I was a little boy milking cows would I have thought about the privilege of handing milk to the winning race team at the Indianapolis 500. Hard work and desire have always paid off in my life in some surprising ways.
By Dave Forgey Last year I was able to be the “Rookie Milkman” following the direction of Richard Thomas who was the official “Milkman”. This year I’ll have that honor and will be sharing the experience with Duane Hill as the “Rookie Milkman” during the 97th running of the Indy 500.
How does free chocolate milk for 6 months sound? If you are a twitter user, follow us at INDairy and enter our Free Chocolate Milk Twitter Contest! We’d love to see you “Refuel with Chocolate Milk” in a photo after the Mini this weekend! To enter to win, just tweet the photo using the hashtag [...]
We had another busy year and made many memories. It’s tough to choose just 10; but here, in no particular order, is my top 10 list: Celebrating 80 years of nutrition education in Indiana through our Dairy Council. Indiana dairy farmers are long time supporters of nutrition research and education for the health of Hoosiers. [...]
By Diane Ruyack Nicholson Elementary School has been participating in NFL’s and National Dairy Council’s Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP 60) program all school year. The students have had challenges built around the Colts’ football season and Indiana basketball’s “March Madness.” The goal of the FUTP 60 partnership is to encourage children to be physically [...]
For those of you who haven’t spent time in Indiana during Memorial Day weekend, you may not know that the Indianapolis 500 is celebrated far and wide throughout the Hoosier state. And you also may not realize that in most parts of Indiana, the race is broadcast live via radio, not television. And, finally you also may not understand the importance of certain Indy 500 traditions, the most important one being the drink of milk by the winning driver at the end of the race (also dubbed the “Sports World’s Coolest Prize” by sportsillustrated.com).