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. [...]
Born out of a commitment for service, matured through the processes of service to health and education, the dairy industry developed and nurtured what is known today as the Dairy & Nutrition Council of Indiana, Inc. Those words written thirty years ago evoke strong feelings. Looking back and reading those words once again, I feel [...]
Written by Audrie Koester about her experiences as the 2009 Indiana Dairy Princess and how they related to Lucy Nolan’s book, “A Fairy in a Dairy.” Traveling 3,350 miles across Indiana has been an experience I will never forget. I would like to thank everyone at MPSI and my mother for taking care of me along the way. Although my journey ended last week as I passed the tiara to the 2010 Indiana Dairy Princess, Elles Niessen, I hope to find more unique ways to keep the ‘Fairy in the Dairy’ alive.
Bump Day is when the field for the Indy 500 is set. The drivers and their teams work so hard to get their cars ready for this huge event, and one of our biggest events of the year occurs the Tuesday before Race Day, and it is the annual Fastest Rookie Luncheon. This occasion has been part of the Indy 500 tradition for more than 30 years now, and it celebrates the rookie driver who qualifies with the fastest time. The fastest rookie that was who was honored today at the Fastest Rookie Luncheon was Mario Romancini, driving for Conquest Racing.
Only seventeen people in the world are eligible to be selected as the dairy farmer who gets to hand over the ice cold bottle of milk to the winning driver of the Indianapolis 500. The position lasts two years. The first year (the “rookie” year), the selected individual gives the milk to the Chief Mechanic and Team Owner. The second year, the selected individual becomes the “mentor milk person” and actually gets to hand over the bottle of milk to the Winning Driver.
Ladies and gentlemen, start your tortoises! This year’s Zoopolis 500 presented by the American Dairy Association is the 29th edition of the greatest spectacle in tortoise racing! The Zoopolis 500 is the Indianapolis Zoo’s version of the Indy 500 and will be held on the traditional Wednesday (May 26) before the big race. The event features Chief Announcer for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network Mike King and 2004 IRL Series Champion Tony Kanaan. Entry to the world-renowned Zoopolis 500 is free with regular Zoo admission.
What happens in Victory Lane minutes after the winner of the 500 mile race is determined? He climbs out of his race car, removes his helmet and headgear, dons the Victory Wreath, and he takes a swig of ice-cold nutritious and delicious milk from a traditional glass quart bottle! This is a ceremony recognized around the world as unique to the Indianapolis 500. Can you believe it all began with buttermilk? Three-time Indy 500 winner, Louis Meyer, often drank buttermilk because his mother told him it would refresh him. Shortly after his second Indianapolis 500 victory in 1936, he was photographed drinking his usual beverage of choice, buttermilk.
Approximately 200,000 students will participate in music events in 2010 under the leadership of the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA). The American Dairy Association of Indiana, Inc. (ADAI) is the corporate sponsor of all ISSMA events.
Smith Dairy is a family owned and operated company that has been running out of Orville, Ohio, since 1909. As the years went by, Smith Dairy prospered. It continued to work out of Orville, Ohio, as well as buying Wayne Dairy in Richmond, Indiana, in 1996. Fresh milk is brought into this facility seven days a week to be pasteurized, packaged, labeled, boxed, bundled, and shipped to their respective locations. Today, Smith Dairy is running 100 years strong and prospering largely due to their commitment of creating a product unsurpassed by time and leading the field with new ideas.
Halloween 2009 was not only a day for trick or treating, it was also a day to watch some of the most talented high school music students in Indiana vie for the state marching band championships at Lucas Oil Stadium. Ten bands in each of 4 classes competed on a number of occasions during October to reach the finals. The American Dairy Association of Indiana and the dairy farm families of Indiana have been the corporate sponsor of the Indiana State School Music Association and the state marching band competition for 18 years.