Spring into Action Seminar, hosted by the Holstein Foundation and Dairy Management Inc.

The Spring into Action Seminar, hosted by the Holstein Foundation and Dairy Management Inc., will be held on April 18, 2023 at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is More Cheese Please, and all youth with an interest in the dairy industry are invited to attend the fun and interactive seminar.


Contact: Emily Annexstad

Phone: 802-451-4128

Email: eannexstad@holstein.com

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BRATTLEBORO, Vt. March 22, 2023 — The Holstein Foundation will host a virtual Spring into Action Seminar on April 18, 2023, at 7 p.m. EST. The hour-long session titled, More Cheese Please, is sponsored by Dairy Management Inc. (DMI).

During the interactive session, youth participants will explore the world of cheese with DMI’s “Chad the Cheese Guy.” Topics will include insights in dairy product judging, Dairy Foods Research Network Centers, cheese focused career opportunities, and more!

“For the second year, we’re partnering with DMI to host an engaging seminar focusing on a unique aspect of the dairy industry,” says Kelli Dunklee, Holstein Foundation Youth Programs Specialist. “The virtual format makes it fun and easy from youth across the country to tune in and interact.

The featured presenter Chad Galer is the Vice President of Product Research at DMI. He is responsible for supporting National Dairy Council research programs at major universities to drive dairy innovation and sales for U.S. dairy products and ingredients on behalf of U.S. dairy farmers. Additionally, he supports cheese promotion as an invited judge for the World and U.S. Championship Cheese Contests, coordinating the Collegiate Dairy Product Evaluation Contest, and through social media as “Chad the Cheese Guy.”  He grew up on a small dairy farm in southwest Wisconsin and studied microbiology at University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.

Information from the Spring into Action Seminar will also be incorporated into the Holstein Foundation’s Dairy Bowl and Dairy Jeopardy contests in 2023. All youth with an interest in the dairy industry, Junior Holstein Association members, coaches, parents, and advisors are encouraged to attend the seminar.

Those interested in attending the free seminar can register using this link. Participants who register for the seminar by April 14, 2023, attend the session, and complete the follow-up survey after the seminar will be eligible for fun prizes.

Contact Kelli Dunklee at 800.952.5200 ext. 4124 or by email with questions about the Spring into Action Seminar. For more information about the Holstein Foundation visit www.holsteinfoundation.org.


 The Holstein Foundation’s education, leadership development and outreach programs serve both youth and young adults across the country who are involved with all breeds of dairy cattle.

The Holstein Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 1989. It is headquartered in Brattleboro, Vermont, and shares office space with its parent organization, Holstein Association USA, Inc.

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