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Larsens, 2010 Outstanding Young Dairy Cooperators

Burke and Lisa Larsen of Scottville, Michigan, were selected as the state winning 2010 Outstanding Young Dairy Cooperators (OYDC). They represented Michigan Milk Producers Association’s (MMPA) District 11 and the Muskegon Local in the annual OYDC conference held Aug. 18-19. Scott and Alissa Ferry of Litchfield, Michigan, were selected as runners-up. They represented Michigan Milk Producers Association’s (MMPA) District 1 and the Hillsdale-Litchfield Local. The Larsens and Ferrys were selected to participate in the program earlier this year by fellow dairy farmers in their district.

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A partnership between dairy producers, through the checkoff-funded National Dairy Council and Newsweek, has led to the distribution of more than 1 million copies of the “How to Build a Healthy Kid” back-to-school guidebook.

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Land O'Lakes Purina Feed and J.D. Heiskell & Company have announced the formation of a joint venture feed and grain company in California's San Joaquin Valley. The new company will be called "Golden State Feed and Grain" and will have its principal offices in Tulare, California. The entity will operate Land O'Lakes Purina Feed's feed mill in Hanford, California and J.D. Heiskell & Company's feed mill in Pixley, California, and sell rolled grains, mixed feeds, mineral blends, commodity blends and other value-added products to central California livestock feeders.

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The results are in from Progressive Dairyman's dairy reform poll.

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Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Awards

Eight bovine veterinary students from across the U.S. each received $1,500 awards and all-expenses-paid trips to the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Aug. 18-21. Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health sponsored the Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Awards Program and recognized the students Aug. 19.

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