Please save two great dairy dates on your calendars:
The 2013 Farm & Industry Tour will be held on June 5 & 6. IDP will be chartering a bus and traveling up to Wisconsin. Tour stops include a visit to Stewart-Peterson headquarters in West Bend, Wisconsin, and we will also have an opportunity to tour a slaughter plant in Green Bay. Several farm tours will also be included. Click here for tour details. Overnight accomodations are not included, and you will need to make your own reservations. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Radisson Green Bay, and you can call them at 929-494-7300 for room reservations. We have a $92 rate if made before May 15. Contact Doug Leman if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or if you have questions, 317-695-8228.
Also, the Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange is in INDIANA this year! We are already planning a terrific event in Northwest Indiana, which will include Plymouth and LaPorte. Lots more info coming...but save the date: July 30-31!
Indiana Dairy Producers is very pleased to announce that the 2013 Outstanding Dairy Producer of the Year is Derek Herrema, owner of Herrema Dairy, of Fair Oaks, Indiana. Derek's nomination was selected by IDP advisers after nominations from industry were solicited. Derek, and his wife Lara, were presented with this award at the IDP Annual Meeting on February 11.
Derek has been an outstanding role model of excellence in dairy production. His own employees say, "Derek treats his employees like family." In fact, seven key employees have continued working for Herrema Dairy for the entire 10 year period since moving to Indiana. Derek is also an active member in his church and school community.