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Q&A with Jerry Kozak

Q. How would you address producers who say, “Do we really need supply management in your plan?”

A. “First of all, it’s not a supply management program. We have a market management program that we’ve designed, and it’s called the Dairy Market Stabilization Program. We’ve designed a package of items that would cover the broad spectrum of dairy policy.

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Last fall, we established an internship section on our Proud to Dairy site by reaching out to dairy industry producers, professionals and educators. We are once again hoping to provide college students with a resource for dairy farm internships across the country.

If you’d like to get the word out about an internship at your dairy operation, e-mail the following information to Emily Caldwell at :

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A blogging boom has just occurred in the dairy industry as a dozen more people joined the world’s blogging community for the first time on Oct. 7. In a training sponsored by the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin, two experienced bloggers from Indiana introduced that facet of the online world to some people interested in finding a new way of sharing news about agriculture.

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Lee Jensen Five Star Dairy

The Dairy Business Association (DBA) announced that Five Star Dairy, LLC of Elk Mound, Wisconsin was selected to receive the 2010 DBA Environmental Excellence Award. This award was developed to recognize a Wisconsin dairy producer in honor of its outstanding waste and pollution prevention projects that protect Wisconsin's natural resources.

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The Big Ass Fan Company was named as one of the winners of the 2010 We CARE Awards for its dedication and commitment to the Lexington, Kentucky, community. This prestigious award recognizes local businesses that encourage employees to become involved as volunteers in their communities.

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