May 2012 Blog Posts (6)

Meet Dockendorf Dairy at World Dairy Expo!

October may seem light-years away, but the team at Lely is already gearing up for another great World Dairy Expo!

We can’t wait to introduce you to Dockendorf Dairy in Watkins, Minnesota. Be sure to join the family Friday, October 5, at 12:00 p.m. for their Virtual Farm Tour.…


Added by Lely North America on May 25, 2012 at 9:54am — No Comments

Not only Proud to Dairy, but Enthusiastic! :)

As my year as the 2011-2012 Butler County Dairy Princess is in its final week, I have taken a lot of time to stop and think about how my year has gone. It has given me many skills I can use in my life, such as public speaking and even etiquette. But one think I learned in my year as dairy princess is why I am proud to dairy. Being a farmer takes a special type of love and dedication to put forth the effort that it takes to do this…


Added by Sydney Rasp on May 25, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

Blog post from Maryland Dairy Princess Renee Wilson

This past month, The Education Channel visited Hereford High School in order to see part of my role as the Maryland Dairy Princess. I met with the producer, Mr. Todd Porter, who was extremely excited. We began in the main hallway of the school. During a break between classes they recorded me as I distributed promotional items and responded to questions. Both the video camera and my crown intrigued students. It is uncommon for a fellow student to be on television or wear a…


Added by Laurie Savage on May 24, 2012 at 4:20pm — No Comments

My new friend Rita

If I lived in Athens, Tenn. I would want to live next door to Rita Holt. 

In just a few minutes talking over the phone I could tell she's be a great neighbor. The kind of person that would water your garden when you're out of town or bring you cookies and hot chocolate on a cloudy day.

I would bake for her too -- maybe some fresh lemon poppy seed muffins on a day I know she'll be busy in the radiator shop she and her husband run. Or maybe if she wasn't feeling well, I'd bake…


Added by Karma Metzler Fitzgerald on May 20, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Show us your pride: Participate in the June Dairy Month photo contest

June Dairy Month is quickly approaching, and as usual, those involved with the Proud to Dairy site are pretty excited about it. This year, we thought we would try another photo contest.

Current members may recall our 
2010 photo contest with 10 submissions from members.

Below are the details for the 2012 photo contest.

How to enter:



Added by Proud to Dairy on May 9, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Progressive Dairyman features Lely’s Grand Opening celebration

Hundreds joined Lely March 28 – 30, 2012, to celebrate the Grand Opening of its production facilities in Pella, Iowa. Progressive Dairyman was among those in attendance and shares their experience in the May 1, 2012 issue: In Focus.

Included below is an excerpt from the online…


Added by Lely North America on May 4, 2012 at 2:05pm — No Comments

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