American Dairy Association North East https://www.thebatavian.com/ en https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png American Dairy Association North East https://www.thebatavian.com/ Local Matters © 2008-2023 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Fri, 12 Apr 2024 19:24:37 -0400 https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png Wed, 16 Aug 2023 20:40:00 -0400 Batavia butter arrives in Syracuse for annual State Fair sculpture https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/batavia-butter-arrives-in-syracuse-for-annual-state-fair-sculpture/636113
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Press release:

More than 800 pounds of butter has arrived at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y., as construction of one of Central New York’s best-kept secrets and most beloved attractions gets underway – the 55th Annual American Dairy Association North East Butter Sculpture, sponsored by Wegmans.

Over the weekend, sculptors Jim Victor and Marie Pelton began to create the annual sculpture, a process that will take approximately 11 days on-site to complete.

“For 55 years, the butter sculpture has been an iconic, can’t-miss attraction that has entertained millions of fairgoers,” says John Chrisman, CEO of the American Dairy Association North East. “This unique tradition pays tribute to our hardworking dairy farm families who work 365 days a year to sustainably and responsibly produce milk.”

The butter used for the sculpture comes from Batavia-based producer O-AT-KA Milk Products and is out of specification for retail sale for a variety of reasons, so American Dairy Association North East works with the sculptors to put it to good use by creating a beautiful piece of art.

Following its 13-day stint at The Fair, the butter will return to Western New York, where it will be recycled into renewable energy at Noblehurst Farms, a dairy farm in Pavilion, N.Y. Noblehurst Farm’s vast recycling program turns over 500 tons of food waste from supermarkets, universities and schools each month into enough energy to power the farm and over 300 local homes. The recycling program not only reduces the farm’s carbon footprint, it diverts all of that food waste from landfills, reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

Last year’s butter sculpture was “Refuel Her Greatness,” and it celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Title IX.

American Dairy Association North East will unveil the 55th Annual Butter Sculpture to the media on Tuesday, August 22nd, the day before The Fair officially opens.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/batavia-butter-arrives-in-syracuse-for-annual-state-fair-sculpture/636113#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/batavia-butter-arrives-in-syracuse-for-annual-state-fair-sculpture/636113 Aug 16, 2023, 8:40pm American Dairy Association North East Batavia butter arrives in Syracuse for annual State Fair sculpture Press Release <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div align-center"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="batavia butter" class="image-style-large" height="454" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-08/bataviabuttterarriving2023.jpg?itok=lCmpZx7T" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>Photo courtesy the American Dairy Association North East.</em></figcaption> </figure> <p>Press release:</p><blockquote><p><span>More than 800 pounds of butter has arrived at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y., as construction of one of Central New York’s best-kept secrets and most beloved attractions gets underway – the 55th Annual American Dairy Association North East Butter Sculpture, sponsored by Wegmans</span></p></blockquote>
Corfu's Reyncrest Dairy Farm wins 2020 Dairying award, donates milk to Pembroke Central School https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/corfus-reyncrest-dairy-farm-wins-2020-dairying-award-donates-milk-to-pembroke-central

Submitted photo and press release:

When Lindsay Juliano from the American Dairy Association North East contacted Jim Tyx, Food Service director for Pembroke schools, he was surprised and thrilled to hear the news that she had to share.

Reyncrest Dairy Farm in Corfu was selected as a 2020 Dairying for Tomorrow Award Winner. This award recognizes dairy farm families who display a passion for dairying and uses practices that help lead their farm and the industry into the future. 

As part of their recognition as an award recipient, the Reyncrest Dairy Farm chose Pembroke Central School to receive a donation of one milk barrel and two insulated bags, a $500 value. 

“We are honored that the farm chose our local school to receive this gift,” said Jim Tyx, Food Service director for Pembroke and Alexander central schools.  

Kelly Reynolds, of Reyncrest Farms, noted, “We are so excited that the students at Pembroke Schools have more access to milk and dairy products and are able to enjoy a cold serving of dairy thanks to American Dairy Association Northeast and the Dairying for Tomorrow awards!

"Our family works hard to provide the best care possible for our cows so that our community can enjoy these products.”

According to the American Dairy Association of the Northeast’s website, the Dairying for Tomorrow Awards, sponsored by American Dairy Association North East, are designed to recognize local dairy farmers and showcase the unique actions they take, on and off the farm, to help sustain and improve the dairy industry.

Genesee Valley BOCES operates a Regional Food Service, a program that 21 area school districts subscribe to. Pembroke Central School District is one of them.

Photo: Green shirt on left, Julie Phelps; pink shirt, Lynn Dilimone; gray shirt cutting the ribbon, Heather Starzynski; gray shirt holding check, Brittany Schafer; pink shirt on the right, Sara langewicz.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/corfus-reyncrest-dairy-farm-wins-2020-dairying-award-donates-milk-to-pembroke-central#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/corfus-reyncrest-dairy-farm-wins-2020-dairying-award-donates-milk-to-pembroke-central Dec 18, 2020, 3:27pm American Dairy Association North East Corfu's Reyncrest Dairy Farm wins 2020 Dairying award, donates milk to Pembroke Central School Press Release <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/2061/2020-12/pembroke_dairy_award.jpg?itok=noMPR3Zc" width="460" height="345" alt class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p> <p><em>Submitted photo and press release:</em></p> <p>When Lindsay Juliano from the&nbsp;American Dairy Association North East contacted Jim Tyx, Food Service director for Pembroke schools, he was surprised and thrilled to hear the news that she had to share.</p> <p>Reyncrest Dairy Farm in Corfu was selected as a 2020 Dairying for Tomorrow</p>
Dairy association shines spotlight on Oakfield Corners Dairy in virtual Facebook tour https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/dairy-association-shines-spotlight-on-oakfield-corners-dairy-in-virtual-facebook-tour

Submitted photo and press release:

Oakfield --- Families will have the opportunity to visit a local dairy farm without ever leaving the couch. Genesee County’s Oakfield Corners Dairy is the next stop on American Dairy Association North East’s “Fun on the Farm” series, which can be seen on Facebook at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14.

This week, dairy farm team members Adam Dresser and Jamie Black will discuss how Oakfield Corners uses genetics when breeding their cows, leading to healthy animals who produce a lot of high-quality milk.

“We’re excited for the opportunity for families to visit our farm virtually and learn about the great work farmers do every day,” Dresser said. “Our session focuses on the work we do with genetics and breeding, which is a great way to bring science class to life.”

This is the second season for the popular “Fun on the Farm” series, which launched in March. More than a dozen dairy farms throughout New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland have hosted these virtual tours, with topics ranging from sustainabilitypractices and technology on the farm to animal care, among others. 

Past New York dairy farms featured have included Mapleview Dairy in Madrid, Barbland Dairy in Fabius and Ivy Lakes Dairy in Stanley.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/dairy-association-shines-spotlight-on-oakfield-corners-dairy-in-virtual-facebook-tour#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/dairy-association-shines-spotlight-on-oakfield-corners-dairy-in-virtual-facebook-tour Nov 12, 2020, 4:47pm American Dairy Association North East Dairy association shines spotlight on Oakfield Corners Dairy in virtual Facebook tour Press Release <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/2061/2020-11/oakfield.corners.dairy_.jpg?itok=Wef7mr36" width="460" height="329" alt class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p> <p><em>Submitted photo and press release:</em></p> <p>Oakfield ---&nbsp;Families will have the opportunity to visit a local dairy farm without ever leaving the couch. Genesee County’s<strong> Oakfield Corners Dairy</strong> is the next stop on American Dairy Association North East’s “Fun on the Farm” series, which can be seen <strong>on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/AmericanDairyNE/">Facebook</a> at 10</strong></p>