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2013 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards: Small changes are delivering big benefits to our people, our communities and our planet – that is the heritage and ongoing commitment of dairy farmers.
Mike Kruger, Chief Executive Officer of the Midwest Dairy Council, addresses the Future of Food Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
By Mike Kruger Chief Executive Officer, Midwest Dairy Council Beginning in the early 1800s, settlers moved to the heart of the United States in search of better farmland. The Midwest region’s fertile soil made it possible for farmers to produce
Researchers followed the journey of a gallon of milk from the beginning of the life cycle when crops are grown to feed cows; milk is produced and delivered to processors; through processing, packaging and distribution; all the way to the purchase and disposal of the gallon of milk by the consumer.
Earlier this year, I had the honor of presenting to the National Academies’ Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability. The goal of the Roundtable is to support the use of scientific knowledge and technology to help achieve sustainability goals and support the implementation of sustainability practices.
Earlier this year, I had the honor of presenting to the National Academies’ Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability. The goal of the Roundtable is to support the use of scientific knowledge and technology to help achieve sustainability goals and support the implementation of sustainability practices.The Roundtable invited me to speak about best practices used to conduct the U.S. dairy carbon footprint study, which was commissioned by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy and was the largest study of its kind at the time.
In the 150th anniversary year of the first pasteurization test completed by Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard, it was both a thrill and an honor to hear the GHG calculators developed by the Innovation Center for US Dairy described as the “must-have” equipment for dairy plants.
Marie Audet, co-owner of Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport, Vt.
Members of the U.S. dairy industry —from the local farm to the local retailer — have long played a significant role in our nation’s food system, communities and economy by providing wholesome, nutrient-rich products that promote good health. That legacy is the foundation for the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Commitment, in which dairy farm families and companies are working together to foster innovation in environmental sustainability while continuing to provide products that are nutritious, produced responsibly and economically viable for all.