Posted: October 17, 2012
The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy is pleased to honor the ‘best of the best’ through the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards. The award is given to individuals, groups and organizations involved in the U.S. dairy industry who are doing what they can to manage their environmental impact and giving back to their local communities.
Ken Buelow was one of this years award winners and Chuck took the opportunity to talk with him during the recent World Dairy Expo.
“We operate in Northeast Wisconsin. We have two dairies and there we have 70 employees and 40 farmers that we work with in that area. The word was put out last year, which was the first time the award was presented. It really deals with the sustainability meaning, economically, environmentally and socially sustainable.”
“It is so important for our industry to get the message out to the general public that we are involved in sustainability and that it’s not just for profit. We are part of society and how we take that as a responsibility and how we treat the environment and how we help our community is how we need to be in the dairy industry.”
The dairy industry has a strong history of managing its environmental impact and contributing to local communities while building business value. U.S. dairy farms and businesses across the value chain continue to find new ways to do more with less so that consumers can continue to feel good about choosing their favorite dairy foods and beverages. The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy is pleased to honor the ‘best of the best’ through the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards.
Individuals, groups and organizations involved with, or part of, the U.S. dairy industry are encouraged to nominate themselves or others before Nov. 15, 2012. If you need assistance or would like to a copy of the nomination forms mailed to you, contact InnovationCenter@USDairy.com.
Listen to Chuck’s interview with Ken here: Ken Buelow InterviewWorld Dairy Diary coverage of the World Dairy Expo is sponsored by New Holland