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California Milk Advisory Board 2019 Executive Committee Officers

the California Milk Advisory Board

For further information, please contact Jennifer Giambroni, Director of Communications (209) 690-8244, jgiambroni@cmab.net. About Real California Milk/the California Milk Advisory Board The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), an instrumentality of the California Departmentof Food and Agriculture, is funded by the state’s more than 1,300 dairy families and is one of thelargest agricultural marketing boards in the United States. With a …

California Dairy Family Provides Habitat for 25,000 Imperiled Birds

Endangered Species CD

MERCED, Calif., May 21, 2019 – A Merced dairy family is playing a key role in protecting imperiled Tricolored Blackbirds, a California-native species federally listed as a Bird of Conservation Concern and as a State of California Threatened Species. A large colony of the birds has been nesting at Diamond J Dairy since late March, and Luciana and Wiebren Jonkman …

New Dairy Princess Crowned in Fresno

Siena Rollin and Makenzie Coelho

Siena Rollin was selected as the 2019 Dairy Princess for the California Milk Advisory Board’s (CMAB) District 8. The crowning took place before a crowd of approximately 100 dairy industry members and their families and friends, on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the C.P.D.E.S. Hall in Fresno. Retiring Dairy Princess Monserrat Vazquez turned the title over to Siena and wished …

Trial Lawyers Once Again Coming for U.S. Farmers & Dairy Producers

Trial Lawyers Once Again Coming for U.S. Farmers & Dairy Producers

It isn’t often that US farmers and dairy producers’ side with the EPA. However, in the case of a growing number of suits targeted at farming practices, and one ingredient in particular, US farmers and dairy producers are supporting the EPA and its science-based approval system as it links to glyphosate. Glyphosate, or what many commonly refer to as RoundUp …

International Milk Genomics Consortium Welcomes New Director

Jennifer Smilowitz

The International Milk Genomics Consortium (IMGC) announced the hiring of Jennifer Smilowitz, Ph.D. as its Director of Scientific and Strategic Development. The IMGC has established an inspiring vision to join mechanistic milk science with the innovators who bring science to practice. Its monthly publication, SPLASH!® reviews findings from current scientific articles on milk and lactation and has more than 1,700 subscribers along …

National Jersey Meetings Website Now Available


The 151st AJCA-NAJ Annual Meetings will be held at the Saratoga Hilton Hotel in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. from June 26-29. The website can be accessed at:https://www.jerseyconvention2019.com/. Members can fully register online under the “Registration” tab. Special early bird rates are available to those who register on or before Friday, May 24 at $200 per individual. Registration after May 24 will be …

Missouri Poised To Pass Legislation To Protect Working Animals

Protecting animals

Wednesday morning, May 8, 2019, the Missouri Senate Committee for Agriculture, Food Production, and Outdoor Resources passed the Working Animal Protection Act (HCS-SCS 559), moving this legislation to the Missouri Senate for a final vote. If passed, this legislation would protect legal businesses which utilize working animals in exhibition, entertainment, transportation, and education from being banned legislatively by local municipalities. …

Deadline to Apply for National Jersey Youth Scholarships


Monday, July 1 is the deadline to apply for scholarship and educational awards administered by the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA), Reynoldsburg, Ohio. For the first time, the AJCA will award over $30,000 in the 2019-20 school year. The funds will provide financial support for young Jersey owners pursuing a college or university degree or, in some cases, gaining hands-on …

Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy Honors Farms, Businesses for Sustainable Practices

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, established under the leadership of dairy farmers and leading companies, announced its eighth annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award winners during a May 8 ceremony in Rosemont, Illinois. The program recognizes dairy farms, businesses and partnerships whose practices improve the well-being of people, animals and the planet. Award winners represent U.S. dairy’s commitment to sustainability, demonstrating how transparency …

DMI Names Harden to Lead Global Environmental Strategy

Krysta Harden, former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has been named Executive Vice President of Global Environmental Strategy of Dairy Management Inc. (DMI). At a time when telling the story of U.S. dairy’s positive environmental contributions has never been more important, Harden will be tasked with driving the dairy checkoff’s environmental sustainability strategy.   “Dairy farmers …

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