CDPG Connection - January 2019
Deadline Reminder
Funding applications are due this Monday, January 14, 2019 . Applications received by the deadline will be eligible to submit applications in the fall for the Wisconsin Dairy Excellence Award Program.  
National Cheese Lover's Day
HUGE news ( literally )! We’re heading to New York City because Fox & Friends Weekend (est. national audience 1,509,348 / publicity value over $1million) just confirmed our “Wisconsin Cheese Takeover” ON Cheese Lover’s Day , next Sunday, Jan 20 th !!
 
We'll be celebrating in record-breaking fashion by recreating our World’s Largest Cheese Board outside on the FOX square. Elena (our State of Cheese host) will show hosts how to create their own amazing cheese boards with Wisconsin Cheese and have a station set up for them to practice on. Making the segment super engaging!
 
SEGMENT TIME : The segment will be about 4 minutes and the Wisconsin Cheese board will be out on the FOX square a bit longer for additional teasers/extra air-time throughout the show. The main cheese segment will air during either the 8am or 9am hour. In addition, it will be posted on Foxnews.com (UVM: 32,516,438).

Next week we will send more details how you can get involved with National Cheese Lover's Day. We will share social graphics, messages and ways you can enjoy this "grate" holiday! 

Recognition Awards Announced
Congratulations to the winners of the Wisconsin Dairy Excellence Awards. Our judges provided helpful feedback and were amazed at the great promotions happening throughout the state. 
Be sure you are filing your promotion group’s tax forms appropriately.

For reference, review the information on the Promotion Tools page of the Dairy Promotions website and discuss your specific needs with your tax consultant.
The search for the next Alice in Dairyland 
is underway!

Interested applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, references and application form to be reviewed by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) by February 4, 2019.
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