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Here are some of the new products or updates to previous products that have been announced as of July 19, 2011. Return to this section of the Progressive Dairyman website periodically to find out what new products will be impacting the dairy industry.

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Today’s consumers want to know that the food they purchase is safe, wholesome, nutritious and produced with integrity. U.S. milk producers are demonstrating that commitment by enrolling at a rapid pace in the National Dairy FARM Program: Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM).

In fact, since enrollment began in September 2010, 45 percent of the nation’s milk supply now comes from farmers, cooperatives and proprietary processors implementing the FARM program.

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071911_genex_hollermannGenex Cooperative, Inc. has awarded Dustin Hollermann for excellence in service to Genex members and customers. Hollermann, an employee within the cooperative’s National Account Profit Center, earned the Kevin Boyle Outstanding National Account Specialist Award.

As a national account specialist, Hollermann provides consulting services in dairy herd management, agriculture operations management, applied genetics, on-farm trouble shooting, customized breeding programs, reproductive physiology and dairy record management systems on dairy farms across the U.S. He has 11 years of experience with the cooperative and currently resides in Upsala, Minnesota.

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The Central Plains Dairy’s Golf Classic will be Wednesday, Aug. 3 at the Rocky Run Golf Course, Dell Rapids, South Dakota. Cost is $80 per person. The price includes lunch, dinner, golf cart, green fees and drinks on the course.

There will be two flights with place winners in each flight. There’s a cash prize of $5,000 to the first hole-in-one on hole #6. There is also the chance to win a Carnival Cruise on #11, a Hawaiian vacation on #17 and the U.S. Open vacation on #11. Pin prizes can be won on every hole, too. Mulligans will be sold at $20 per foursome and a tree tax will be collected.

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Midwest Dairy Association has announced the nine Kansas City Division winners of the Midwest Dairy Educational Award, a $500 scholarship for college expenses.

“On behalf of the Kansas City Division board, I want to congratulate each award winner. Midwest Dairy offers this educational award as a way to thank farmers for their hard work and help their children pay for school,” said Byron Lehman, Newton, Kansas, who chairs the board.

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