The 2017 Dairy of Distinction application deadline is April 15.
The program is more important than ever for rewarding and recognizing New York state dairy farms for their devotion to the industry during difficult economic times and helping build consumer confidence in New York state dairies and agriculture as a whole.
The Dairy of Distinction program received 28 applications last year, and 18 farms were honored with Dairy of Distinction awards.
The program relies on volunteers to keep it running and is always looking for new volunteers, especially for judging the farms in the spring and promoting the program.
Those interested in volunteering can contact Nancy Putman (315-322-5493, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marylynn Collins, Dairy of Distinction president (315-736-3394,
ext. 132). Some reimbursement for mileage and meals will be provided.
For more information and to submit an application online, visit dairyofdistinction.com. Check out New York State Dairy of Distinction on Facebook.