Don Schindler

Derrick Josi: New facilities, social media, writing a book

In this episode, host Kimmi Devaney talks with Derrick Josi, who is an Oregon dairy farmer and author that has built an online presence of 800,000 followers on Facebook and recently moved cows into new facilities on the farm. Kimmi and Derrick discuss what he did differently with the new facilities, how and why he…

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Episode 20 – Dairy industry experts answer a dairy farmer’s sustainability questions

Tune in as Indiana dairy farmer Jill Houin facilitates a discussion with three dairy industry sustainability experts from a policy group, a large processor and a dairy risk management company. Recorded live at the 2022 Joint Annual Meeting, this group talks about how consumers view dairy sustainability practices, what sustainability means to their organization and…

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Episode 12 – Is Your Dairy Prepared For A Crisis?

No dairy farmer ever wants to think about a significant issue impacting his farm, much less a crisis. This episode of Your Dairy Checkoff Podcast is hosted by two dairy farmers who have faced such impacts on their own farms. Listen in as Wisconsin’s Amber Horn-Leiterman and Florida’s John Larson talk with Tricia Sheehan, vice…

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EPISODE 2 – What is the #1 factor driving school milk consumption?

Listen to episode 2 of Your Dairy Checkoff Podcast where farmer hosts Alex Peterson and Audrey Donahoe join a school food service director and research expert in a conversation on how school milk is sourced and served to students. Hosts  Alex Peterson – MO Dairy Farmer and NDB Board Chair Audrey Donahoe – NDC and…

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EPISODE 1 – Reaching Gen Z: Through the World of Gaming

The first episode, “Reaching Gen Z: Through the World of Gaming,” features a conversation about how the dairy checkoff is looking to online video gaming to reach this consumer segment (ages 10 to 23). With 90 percent of Gen Z active in gaming, this platform provides a great opportunity to share dairy’s farm-to-table story in an engaging, interactive way. Gaming is a $100 billion industry, larger than sports, film and music combined.

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Episode 34 – Reaching millennial parents and gen Z through creative partnerships

Roxane Hill, executive director from The Regnier Family Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City and Samantha Carter, manager, marketing communications, discuss the 2020 partnership launched between Midwest Dairy and Wonderscope that brought together an outdoor agricultural exhibit for the museum that is helping connect museum-goers with dairy’s sustainability story. In this episode, we learn more…

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Episode 33: A Deeper Dive into Dairy Farming and Sustainability

In the latest episode of Midwest Dairy’s Dairy on the Air podcast – A Deeper Dive into Dairy Farming and Sustainability – Midwest dairy farmer and AMPI Chairman of the Board, Steve Schlangen, and Midwest Dairy Vice President, Agricultural Affairs, Bob Lefebvre, discuss key elements of the dairy community’s commitments and goals to be part…

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