Dairy Strong Newsletter: December 2017

Can you believe 2017 is already ending? What a year!

In 2018, watch for us to move Washington dairy forward with an even louder voice. Plans are underway for a new chapter of school events, farm tours, and advertising campaigns to promote dairy. From introducing new websites and videos to launching sales-focused programs with retailers and dairy business partners, expect to see more of your milksplash logo in the marketplace.

We’re planning new ways to connect dairy farming with consumers. The staff will shine a light on a generation of kids who grew up in the dairy community with a series called Dairy Grown. We’ll tell the story of how being a dairy kid prepared young adults for careers on and off the farm. The local media is on board to share the stories, too. Here’s a recent article from the Capital Press highlighting the series.

Washington dairies to put face on next generation
http://www.capitalpress.com/Washington/20171211/washington-dairies-to-put-face-on-next-generation

The DFW staff traveled from corner to corner of the state over the past twelve months. With your help, we’ve told more stories and connected more consumers with the thing that makes our dairy community so special: the farm families.

From all of us here at the Dairy Farmers of Washington we wish you a very safe and happy holiday season. We’re thankful to work with the greatest group of people in Washington.

Merry Christmas!

Scott Kinney


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