The holidays are a time of celebration - celebrations often centered around family and food. But as we surround ourselves with loved ones and enjoy lavish feasts, we often forget that we are also surrounded by hunger. Hunger in Washington is real, and it's everywhere: 1 in every 5 Washington residents has visited a food pantry at least once in the past year. So while we look forward to the joy of a warm holiday meal, let's remember our neighbors whose fridges are empty and tables are bare. Their need creates an opportunity for us to help; and there are plenty of opportunities around the state to help fight hunger.
If you hadn’t already heard, today is World School Milk Day! World School Milk Day is celebrated on the last Wednesday in September in over 40 countries around the globe as a way to teach students the benefits of drinking milk as part of a healthy diet.
The Washington State Dairy Ambassador program has been a part of Washington dairy’s rich history since 1955. Over 800 young women have participated in the program, gaining invaluable public speaking experience and teaching skills. Meet this year's Washington State Dairy Ambassador.
Sometimes it’s hard to say those three little words: back to school. But yes, it’s time to start gearing up for another school year. It’s time when you start thinking about which back-to-school clothing sale to hit; should you go with college-ruled or wide-ruled notebooks; and when can you possibly squeeze a sports physical into the schedule. You make all these decisions because they help your kids get back into the swing of things, and ultimately help them succeed in their endeavors.
What started out as a small family business in 1975 has grown into one of Washington’s most successful dairy operations. Ed and Aileen Brandsma founded their namesake business, Edaleen Dairy, with just a few Holstein milking cows and their nose-to-the-grindstone, Dutch work ethic. Today, the dairy employs more than 80 workers, and the herd has expanded to more than 2,500 Holsteins.