The American Dairy Association of Kentucky would like to share some recent dairy checkoff happenings throughout the Commonwealth. If you have any questions or need promotional materials please contact  Denise Jones at  or  270.970.4792 .
Gina on the Job Features Kentucky
Dairy Farm
WDRB-TV Fox 41 Louisville news reporter Gina Glaros, host of Gina on the Job, wanted to learn about life on a Kentucky dairy farm and spent the morning of March 29 with Henry County dairy farmer Terry Rowlett. Gina on the Job is a series that highlights unique Kentucky jobs and businesses and shows what it takes to do the job. The segment aired on the station in early April.  Click here to see the segment. 

Photo: WDRB-TV reporter Gina Glaros learns how to operate a Bobcat from Henry County dairy farmer Terry Rowlett. 
Dairy Day at Held at Southside Elementary
On March 8, as part of the National School Breakfast Week celebration, Southside Elementary School students received a visit from dairy farmers Judy, Darrel and Rachel White of the Whiteridge Dairy Farm. The Whites brought two baby calves, and the students visited three dairy stations highlighting the importance of dairy in their diet, a video of life on Whiteridge Dairy Farm and a visit with the calves.

Photo: Shelby County dairy farmers Judy, Darrel and Rachel White teach the students about how milk makes its way from the farm to their fridge. 
Highland Elementary Promotes Dairy During National School Breakfast Week
On March 9, as part of the National School Breakfast Week celebration, Highland Elementary School in Glasgow focused on dairy and highlighted the school's grab-and-go second chance breakfast as a way for students to consume more milk, yogurt and cheese.
Staffer Alan Curtsinger was interviewed by The Glasgow Daily Times about the importance of dairy at breakfast.  Click here to read the article.  
Checkoff Partnership Helps Increase Demand for Butter
As our checkoff partnership with McDonald's continues to create increased demand for dairy products, that increase is spreading to restaurants across the category.  For example, now that McDonald's has made the switch to butter, other restaurants are following suit. As the checkoff's work with partners continues, the increased use of butter and other dairy products on menus is likely to expand further. Click here to read more about the popularity of butter. Click here to see the commercial featuring butter in Burger King's new sandwich. 
Southeast Dairy Farmer Featured in Progressive Dairyman
Last month we covered Alabama dairy farmer Will Gilmer's attendance at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas and now his account of the event was featured in a recent issue of Progressive Dairyman. Click here to read his perspective of the festival and why it was important for dairy farmers to be represented.

Photo: Alabama dairy farmer Will Gilmer (left) and Michigan dairy farmer Corby Werth were two of eight dairy farmers to attend South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival on behalf of the dairy industry.