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Episode 21: Checkoff CEO’s Perspective on Dairy’s Strengths and Opportunities

A new episode of Dairy on the Air features a conversation with Molly Pelzer, who was named Midwest Dairy CEO in late September following 35 years of service to dairy farmers. Pelzer talks to host Andy Vance about how her background as both a farmer and a registered dietitian, combined with her long tenure with…

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Episode 20: Leveraging an NFL Partnership to Fuel Childhood Nutrition and Dairy Sales

In a new episode of Dairy on the Air, podcast host and farm broadcaster Andy Vance sits down with Chicago Bears staff, Matt Black, corporate partnerships manager and Kevin Anderson, partnership activation specialist, to discuss why the franchise shares Midwest Dairy’s commitment to childhood nutrition and increased activity. During the conversation, both guests showcase why…

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Episode 19: Dairy’s Role in Type 2 Diabetes Prevention and Management

It’s predicted that by 2050, more than half the U.S. population will either be at risk for pre-diabetes or have type 2 diabetes. Joslin Diabetes Center is a world-renowned research and treatment center dedicated to reducing risk and improving disease management. In a new episode on Dairy on the Air, Cara Schrager, registered dietitian and…

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Episode 18: Millennials Matter to Dairy Industry Success

Millennials, those born between 1981-1996, make up the largest demographic in the United States, and they have a larger spending power than the two generations before them, Baby Boomers and Generation X. With the potential for so much influence, capturing the hearts of Millennials is important to success for the dairy industry. In a new…

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Episode 17: Collaboration Key to Building Trust in Dairy

Tune in to Dairy on the Air for three new episodes. Each presents relevant conversations impacting the dairy industry. Collaboration Key to Building Consumer Trust: The Undeniably Dairy campaign, now in its second year, is making strides in building consumer trust in dairy. Host Lucas Lentsch sits down with Beth Engelmann, chief marketing communications officer…

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Episode 16: Evolving Gen Z Consumer Base Presents Big Opportunities for Dairy Industry

Generation Z, or those born between 1996-2010, is made up of “old souls in young bodies,” says Jeff Fromm, president of FutureCast and an expert in youth marketing, customer trends and innovation. The statement comes during Fromm’s conversation on the latest episode of Dairy on the Air as he distinguishes Gen Zers from their millennial…

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EPISODE 15: A Sustainability Case Study with Ben and Jerry’s

In the first episode with a guest host, Andy Vance, Strategic Account Director at Feedstuffs, fills in for Lucas Lentsch and welcomes Cheryl Pinto from Ben and Jerry’s to discuss sustainability and consumer attitudes.

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Episode 14: Checkoff Leaders Discuss How Collaboration is Key to Industry Success

In the newest episode of Dairy On the Air, host Lucas Lentsch joins fellow CEOs Chad Vincent, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin and Doug Ackerman, Dairy Alliance, to discuss how their collaborative approach to guiding the work of checkoff is resulting in stronger alignment with national, regional and local objectives to move the industry forward. During…

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EPISODE 13: from dairy skeptic to dairy advocate

Research highlighting the health benefits of dairy is helping the wellness community rethink previously held beliefs about dairy fat and cholesterol. Dr. Jim Painter, a registered dietitian and professor emeritus, shares his journey from dairy skeptic to dairy advocate.

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Episode 12: Milk 2 My Plate Delivers Dairy to Families in Need

Dairy is the one of the most requested items at food banks, yet is one of the least donated food items. Julie Yurko, CEO of the Northern Illinois Food Banks joins Lucas Lentsch to discuss how the Milk2MyPlate program provides milk and other dairy products available to families in need in the newest episode of…

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