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Milk Matters Helping KY Dairies with Environmental Regulations Find out more on pages 5 Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange Set for July 29-30 More info on page 14
Raise a Glass (of Milk), Toast Dairy Month Governor Proclaims June Dairy Month in Kentucky
overnor Steve Beshear recognized the official beverage ice cream. During June, the Kentucky Dairy Development Council (KDDC), of Kentucky by proclaiming June 2014 Dairy Month in Southeast United Dairy Industry Association (SUDIA), the Dairy the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Gov. Beshear signed Processors Association of Kentucky (DPAK) and the Kentucky a proclamation recognizing the importance of Kentucky’s dairy Department of Agriculture (KDA) will celebrate dairy month with industry to the Commonwealth. special events across the state. “I urge all Kentuckians to support Kentucky’s dairy industry, and to The theme for this year’s celebration is “Dairy Packs Power!” Dairy salute Kentucky’s dairy farmers and processors for their contributions foods offer nine essential nutrients including calcium, vitamin D, to Kentucky,” said Gov. Beshear. “The Kentucky Agricultural protein and potassium, which play key roles in building strong bones Development Fund has helped the regrowth of Kentucky’s dairy and teeth. Milk, cheese and industry with more than $13 yogurt “pack power” with million in grants and loans protein and are a healthy related to the dairy industry.” part of a balanced, nutritious Dairy farming is a family diet. tradition, one that has been a Take time to celebrate June way of life for many generations. Dairy Month by enjoying Kentucky dairy farmers and the many dairy products processors are proud to provide available locally, including consumers and their families an ice cold glass of milk with safe, wholesome dairy foods. – the official beverage of They take pride in producing Kentucky. a nutritious product for their For more information about neighbors and communities. the Southeast United Dairy More than 125 million Industry Association (SUDIA), gallons of milk are produced visit www.southeastdairy.org on Kentucky farms. In 2013, or visit www.junedairymonth. cash receipts from the sale of org for ways to celebrate the milk were nearly $226 million, occasion. making a vital contribution For more information on Gov. Steve Beshear proclaims June 2014 Dairy Month in Kentucky. to the economy of Kentucky. Agricultural leaders in attendance (l to r): Roger Thomas, Governor’s Kentucky’s dairy industry Kentucky also boasts several contact the Kentucky Dairy Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP); Maury Cox, Kentucky Dairy dairy processing facilities that Development Council at (859) Development Council (KDDC); Bill McCloskey, GOAP; Kristen produce a variety of dairy Branscum, Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA); Richard Sparrow, 516-1129 or by e-mail at kddc@ products, including gourmet KDDC; Eunice Schlappi, KDA; Denise Jones, Southeast United Dairy dairy.org. Visit www.kyproud. cheeses, yogurts, cottage cheese, com to find Kentucky dairy Industry Association (SUDIA); Jeff Deener, SUDIA; and Jeff Tapp, bottled milk, salad dressings and Winchester Farms Dairy. Photo: Kentucky Office of Creative Services products near you.