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Idaho Dairy Council dietitians assume IAND leadership roles

MERIDIAN, Idaho (April 24, 2017) — Idaho Dairy Council vice president of health and wellness Crystal Wilson, RDN, LD, has transitioned from president elect of the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAND) board of directors to president. She will begin the second year of her three-year term as president elect, president and past president June 1. Wilson oversees nutrition and education programming at the Idaho Dairy Council. She is responsible for the strategic planning, development, … [Read more...]

A Wilder School Breakfast Story

Growing up in a rural environment has many wonderful life-teaching moments.  A few of mine began when I memorized all the commercials on television (which was a pretty new thing back then) and my dad determined I needed to “go to the barn” and start helping with the milking.  I was six years old.  Then came my 4-H career when I was 10 years old, showing one of our dairy heifers.  I loved those cows as much as dear friends. When the Owyhee County Fair came into view that summer, I was … [Read more...]

Where Good Comes From

I grew up in an agriculture community where almost everything that happened depended on the weather, family functions and high-school sports.  Both sides of my family were in the ag business and there were things about that lifestyle that I took for granted.

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Is Dairy Farming a One-Sided Conversation?

"Do you ever feel that you are already on defense when you talk to someone about where their food comes from?" - This is how many of us might  feel when talking about farming, food and all weight that comes with that. Read this great blog from social media communication expert, Don Schindler, about the importance of building relationships with the 98% of Americans that aren't directly involved in farming.  … [Read more...]