Saturday, July 28, 2012

3rd Annual MyDairy Photo Contest

Football season is just around the corner, and that can only mean one thing - ok, well maybe a few things - Fantasy Football Drafts are coming up, Football on Monday Night ... Aaannnd the MyDairy Producer Photo Contest!

Fuel Up to Play 60, developed by the National Dairy Council in partnership with the NFL, and in collaboration with the USDA, encourages students to consume nutrient-rich foods (including low-fat and fat-free dairy) and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. More than 70,000 US schools participate in FUTP60! Since the program was launched in 2009, data shows that schools are making progress in promoting healthier eating habits - including the consumption of dairy - and increasing physical activity among students.

The past two years, dairy farmers have had the opportunity to combine their passion for dairy, Fuel Up to Play 60 and the NFL by participating in a photo contest, sponsored by the dairy checkoff. 

The rules are quite simple:
*Be sure to get your family & employees in on the act by wearing your team's jerseys and other gear
*Send festive photos of your barn decorated in NFL colors, team banners or posters
*Take it to another level and get your cows involved by covering them in a team blanket or some other tasteful gear

2011 contest winner - Dan & Lori Diederichs Dairy, Wisconsin
Cows should be portrayed in a manner consistent with their natural environment that showcases your daily commitment to their comfort and care.

Submitted entries will be posted to a public website for voting.

The final step is to vote for your favorite photo! Photos must be submitted by Friday, September 14th in order to be eligible.

And for the lucky winner - your dairy farm will receive a visit from a NFL player!

2010 contest winner - Dakin Dairy, Florida
Sorry, previous winners are not eligible to win again.

So it's time to get going - share your pride for your cows, good nutrition and your favorite NFL team, all in one photo! Remember - Entries must be submitted by Friday, September 14th, 2012 to be eligible for voting! Send your photos to Scott Wallin at

If you need a bit of inspiration, contact your local dairy checkoff staff for some suggestions!

1 comment:

Lana Wallpe said...

Cute idea! I have a beautiful dairy picture, but it doesn't involve a team promotion. I actually was at the photo shoot for the Indiana State Fair Dairy Princess and a Colts promotion. She is from our county, we we just adore her and her entire family. Trying to get caught up with all my blog pals; it's the second day of school for the girls and my first morning with some time to myself in it feels like forever. Glad to be back in the swing of things!