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Changing Labor Laws & Regulations Ag Employers Need to Know

As California farmers prepare for the New Year, there are some labor-related changes to laws and regulations that ag employers need to be aware of.  Watch this brief interview with Adam Borchard from the California Fresh Fruit Association as he explains, based on his recent presentation at the Grape, Nut & Tree Fruit Expo. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their …

Sonoma County Farm Bureau Hires New Executive Director, Dayna Ghirardelli

The Sonoma County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce its new Executive Director, Dayna Ghirardelli. Dayna Ghirardelli grew up in Petaluma where she was active in Tomales 4-H and Tomales FFA, showing registered and grade dairy cattle, and market lambs, participated on the parliamentary procedure team, and served several officer terms. Dayna attended California State University, Chico where she majored …

Innovation Competition Finalists Highlight Dairy as an Ingredient in Everything from Biomaterials and Textiles to Global Foods & Beverages

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) announced eight finalists in the Real California Milk Excelerator, a partnership with innovation consultancy VentureFuel. The program is focused on identifying, curating, and accelerating dairy-based products – including traditional consumer food and beverage items, textiles and beyond. The competition will award up to $500,000 in prizes for startups that introduce novel benefits and drive …

Milk and Dairy are Critical to Child Nutrition as Children Return to School

As nearly 50 million children return to public school, a group of dairy and nutrition advocates is encouraging parents and policymakers to prioritize the health of students by making milk and dairy options more accessible in the coming school year. A fact sheet released today by the group highlights that milk is the top source of calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and …

Mia Mulrennan Joins International Dairy Foods Association Executive Team as Chief People Officer

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today named Mia Mulrennan, Psy.D., as chief people officer and a member of the IDFA executive team. Mulrennan will lead a key dual role in both advancement of the IDFA People Strategy as well as ensuring IDFA’s internal human resources function is best in class. She will report to Michael Dykes, D.V.M., president and …

U.S. and Mexico Dairy Sectors Recommit to Binational Cooperation

Leading dairy representatives from the United States and Mexico gathered at Dairy Farmers of America headquarters in Kansas City this week to discuss strengthening cross-border cooperation on dairy issues. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) served as the U.S. hosts and event organizers. Mexico’s delegation at the meeting included representatives from the Confederación …

International Dairy Federation World Summit 2022 Only a Month Away

International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit 2022, which will take place in India’s New Delhi-NCR from September 12-15 this year, is only a month away. Dairy stakeholders from all over the world will be participating.Mr Piercristiano Brazzale, President of the International Dairy Federation (IDF) said, “IDF WDS 2022 attracts the participation of dairy producers and experts from around the …

IDFA Opens Nominations for Annual Dairy Industry Awards

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) is seeking nominations for three top awards presented annually to leaders in the dairy industry. Nominations open today and will close on Friday, Oct. 28. Winners will be announced and recognized at Dairy Forum 2023 in Orlando, Fla. Nominations are now open for the following awards: The IDFA Laureate Award, the 2023 Innovative Dairy …

IDFA Recognizes 37 Dairy Companies with Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Award

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) recognizes 37 dairy companies for their outstanding achievements in worker safety in 2021 with the IDFA Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Award. This is the nineteenth year that IDFA has sponsored this program, highlighting the outstanding workplace safety achievements of U.S. dairy companies. “The dairy industry continues to demonstrate that safety in the workplace is …

GENYOUth Appoints Ann Marie Krautheim As Chief Executive Officer

GENYOUth, the national nonprofit organization that creates healthier school communities, announced the appointment of Ann Marie Krautheim, M.A., R.D., L.D., to Chief Executive Officer by its Board of Directors, effective July 1. Krautheim, who joined GENYOUth in 2012 and has served as president and chief wellness officer for the past decade, succeeds Alexis Glick, the organization’s first CEO. Krautheim will …

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