CDPG Connection
Wisconsin County Dairy Promotion Group News & Ideas
August 2018
Show off Your BIG Ideas!
The annual call for applications for the recognition program is underway! Each year, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin rewards the exceptional promotions, events or activities of County Dairy Promotion Groups with monetary awards.

You can’t win if you don’t enter! Applications are due October 8 .
Reminder - Three Dates for Fall Conferences
Because of your feedback, we are going to hold three CDPG Conferences this fall. Please put these dates on your calendar and choose the one you plan to attend and note the new locations for South Central and Northeast groups. A minimum of two people (more are welcome!) from each group should attend! Please be sure that at least one officer attends, to collect and share all the information with the full committee.   

More details coming soon.  Registration information will be posted in September.
  
  • Nov. 8 – Best Western Plus Eau Claire Conference Center, 3340 Mondovi Rd, Eau Claire, WI 54701
  • Nov. 13 – Crowne Plaza, 4402 E. Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704
  • Nov. 15 – Marq at French Road, 3177 French Rd, De Pere, WI 54115
Dairy Breakfast Impact and Input
We know that June Dairy Month promotions make a BIG impact when it comes to dairy consumption. Last summer we asked you to fill out a survey to give us an idea of just how much dairy products were distributed at your events. Twenty-eight CDPGs submitted information and cumulatively moved more than 10,000 pounds of cheese, nearly 1,000 pounds of butter and over 5,000 gallons of milk!

Please take a few minutes and fill out this year’s survey. Not only are we looking for information about dairy product usage but also YOUR input about June Dairy Month kits, materials and online catalog offerings. Help us out and fill in your information at:
Dairy Farmers of Instagram
Many of you have successfully tackled using Facebook to amplify your dairy promotions and events. Check out these dairy farmers who are using Instagram to share their stories. Written by a dairy farmer, mom and blogger, the “Farmer’s Wifee,” as she’s known through social media gives a list of 13 must-follow dairy farmers on Instagram. You never know where your next great idea for a promotion may come from!
Farm Tours – Ready, Set, Order
As students return to school, teachers are strategically planning trips and calling to schedule farm tours. If you will be hosting a tour, make sure to request materials through the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin website:
New Wisconsin Cheese and Dairy Gear
Check out Wisconsin Cheese and Dairy Gear for new items featuring the Proudly Wisconsin Cheese logo as well as other new items to utilize for your dairy promotion events and activities.
If you have questions about this newsletter, would like more information, or have topic ideas, please contact Brenda Murphy, bmurphy@wisconsindairy.org , 608-836-8820.