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.
According to www.askmen.com there is an “art” to having a mobile, yet stationary parking lot party! So, I have been to tailgates, written menus for tailgates (all incorrectly I might add, too fancy, not enough ‘man food’) and prepared the food for tailgating. However, the whole event seems a bit odd to me; is it a picnic? Bar B-Que? Party? Or all of the above? Regardless of what you consider it this website can provide some great ideas to make your tailgate a success, and the Indianapolis 500 race is a great location for tailgating!
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.
The track just opened and qualifications begin this week! So, let’s fire up the grill and get ready to add zip and zing to an American favorite–the burger! If you’re not sure exactly what to include for your burger, check out these recipes. Let us know what your favorite burger is in honor of May being National Burger Month. Don’t want to make your own burger? Check out the Food Network’s list of great burger joints throughout the States. Cheese-burger.net also has more information about burgers than one could ever imagine!
If you live in Indianapolis and are a race fan, you know that May is packed with beer, brats and burgers! And while initially it may not sound the most pleasing, all great food must be balanced with a bit of the garden. In celebration of National Salad Month and the Indianapolis 500 Race to Victory Lane let me give you some salad suggestions that eat like meals and don’t deprive you of any weekend temptations!
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.