Mississippi Dairy News

Salted Caramel Ice Cream

1/28/2019 (Jackson, Ms.) – The Dairy Alliance teamed up with Cracker Barrel to feature a limited-time ice cream for the holiday season. Cracker Barrel featured the salted caramel ice cream at all 653 locations nationwide from November 1 to December 24, 2018. During that time, 12,000 gallons of salted caramel ice cream were sold which equates to 17,280 pounds of milk in just under two months!

Schools Compete to Move More Milk

11/30/2018 (Natchez, Ms.) – Mississipi School Nutrition Association held it’s annual meeting in Natchez, Mississipi this past November. The Dairy Alliance hosted a booth to discuss resources and grant opportunities with school nutrition directors. Additionally, the winners for the World School Milk Day contest received recognition during one of the sessions. Vicksburg Warren School District won first place for their 42 percent increase in meals and 22 percent increase in milk sales. Second place went to Forrest County School District for a ten percent increase in meals and seven percent increase in milk sales. Hinds County School District received third place for their seven percent increase in meals and five percent increase in milk sales.

Jackson Annual Harvest Festival

11/7/2018 (Jackson, Ms.) – The Annual Jackson Harvest Festival showcases how one small town came to life. The celebration included live demonstrations throughout the Agriculture Museum grounds and gave visitors a glimpse of Mississippi’s past. As guests toured the museum, they saw the impact agriculture has made on modern living. The Dairy Alliance partnered with the Mississippi Beef Council to do a hands-on demonstration for the 1,300 plus visitors. Visitors learned about dairy farming and the importance of eating dairy products.

The Dairy Alliance on MPB

10/29/2018 (Jackson, Ms.) – The Dairy Alliance’s Donna Speed was a guest on MPB, a statewide radio station in Mississippi, during their Southern Remedies program. This weekly one-hour live show has a ‘Fit and Healthy’ segment hosted by Dr. Josie Bidwell, one of The Dairy Alliance’s trained advocates. Sharing information about The Dairy Alliance’s Eat Together, Eat Better with Real Dairy campaign, Donna stressed the importance of eating together as a family and highlighted the health benefits of real dairy foods. Listeners were directed to visit thedairyalliance.com for healthy recipes.

Donna Martin on Coffee with America

10/15/2018 (Jackson, Ms.) – Donna Martin, Registered Dietitian and dairy advocate, appeared on Coffee with America to support The Dairy Alliance’s Eat Together, Eat Better campaign. Donna talked about the three tips to help families eat together: plan, prep and pack the pantry. She also discussed the health benefits children receive from eating with their families. Her video has over 2.5 million views so far! Watch the full segment here.

Mississippi Board Members

Michael Ferguson

Mississippi Farmer Relations Manager

Mekenzie Panhans

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