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Hunger in America – How We Are Helping

“My stomach hurts.” That was how my student would greet me in class every morning. Back then, I was teaching and coaching at Akron K-12 School in Akron, Colorado. Our school had its fair share of students who were living in poverty, and this little girl, I knew, had a family going through some tough… Read More »

Dairy’s Role in the School Health and Wellness Battleground

Below is the 9th in a 10-week thought leadership series by Western Dairy Association’s President and CEO Cindy Haren, discussing the challenges facing the dairy industry and how the dairy checkoff is working to remain a leader in developing solutions and creating innovation.  The school environment continues to be the battleground for defining childhood health… Read More »

In Remembrance: Colorado Dairyman Donald L. Chapin

On behalf of the Western Dairy Association Board of Directors, staff and the Colorado dairy community, we mourn the loss of longtime dairyman Donald L. Chapin. Don, 80, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2013. He was the sixth child born to Myrtle Irene Snow and Foy Percy Chapin in Elba, CO on April 2,… Read More »

Checkoff Works to Reflect Values of Local Dairy Farm Families

Below is the 8th in a 10-week thought leadership series by Western Dairy Association’s President and CEO Cindy Haren, discussing the challenges facing the dairy industry and how the dairy checkoff is working to remain a leader in developing solutions and creating innovation.  Dairy farm families have an unwavering commitment to consumers that goes well… Read More »