2014 In the News Archive

December 2014

KUNC 91.5 featured an article about Cottonwood Dairy’s success in the pilot of the Colorado Dairy and Irrigation Efficiency program.

November 2014

Western Dairy board member Mary Kraft was featured in a KVNO radio story about women and their changing roles in farming.

The Holyoke Enterprise featured a story about the girls swim team receiving a Western Dairy Association Fuel Up with Milk grant.

Also in November, KULR-8 News featured a story about the Wyoming Future Farmers of America Chapter Leadership Conference trip to George Dairy Farm.

October 2014

Front Range Jersey Dairy was featured in a Greeley Tribune story about relocating from California to Colorado and the great conditions for cows here in Colorado.

September 2014

Western Dairy and the Denver Broncos presented a $10,000 check to Aurora Public Schools and held an assembly at Aurora West College Preparatory Academy. Aurora Public Schools published a story about it on their website, as well as the Broncos.

Media Advisory: Johnathan Taylor, former NFL player and Montana State Alumni shares his “Love of Play”

August 2014

Dairy farmer and WDA board member Mary Kraft was quoted in this Denver Post article about the Vesicular Stomatitis outbreak.

July 2014

The Denver Business Journal did a series of stories on dairy and agriculture in Colorado. This one featured Leprino’s role in the growth of Colorado Dairy and the print version of the publication had several stories that interviewed WDA President & CEO Cindy Haren and Board of Directors Chairman Rick Podtburg.

In July, the Denver Broncos website featured an article about the Community Development team attending the GENYOUth Learning Connection Summit, as well as David Bruton’s attendance at the Student Ambassador Summit.

June 2014

CBS news did a story about the Denver Broncos’ role in Fuel Up to Play 60.

Also in June, BARN Media ran dairy facts on-air throughout the month to celebrate June Dairy Month. 

May 2014

Student Ambassdaor Drew Briggs of Montana was surprised with the announcement that he was chosen as State Ambassador with a special assembly and visit from NFL Alumni player Johnathan Taylor. The Helena Independent Record did a story on the special event. 

Media Advisory: NFL Alumni Johnathan Taylor Pays Visit to Incoming Fuel Up to Play 60 State Student Ambassador for Montana 

April 2014

National Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Kaylene Khosla, dairy farmer Jim Webb and Program Advisor Kristal Kostiew of Charles Hay World School were interviewed in this CBS story about student leaders.

March 2014

In March, a kickoff event was held for the It Starts With School Breakfast Campaign for Fuel Up to Play 60 at Hillcrest Elementary School. The Northglenn – Thornton Sentinel did an article on the event, as well as the Denver Broncos.

February 2014

Dairy farmer and WDA Board of Directors Vice Chairman Jim Webb was featured in a story in the Delta County Independent about his trip to the Superbowl.

Lincoln Middle School in Green River, Wyo. was featured in a Rocket-Miner story about their school breakfast program.

Les Hardesty was inducted into the Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame and the Greeley Tribune had an article about the honor.

January 2014

Western Dairy hosted a series of Wear and Win contests with the Denver Broncos and Miles the Mascot. Participants followed along on Twitter to see what local King Soopers store WDA would be at with Miles and they could win King Soopers grocery gift cards if they wore Broncos gear. Check out the Greeley Tribune Article on the event.

Miles the Mascot also visited Frontier Elementary for a Fuel Up to Play 60 kickoff assembly and the Colorado Springs Gazette featured a story on the school’s efforts to get kids active and healthy.

Finally, The Pueblo West View wrote about Liberty Point International School’s efforts to walk the 1,750 miles from Denver to the Superbowl in New York as a group and to help them participate in Fuel Up to Play 60.