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Shamrock Farms, AZ Diamondbacks’ cow milking contest benefits local food bank

Shamrock Farms, in partnership with the Arizona Diamondbacks, kicked off their “Grand Slam Milk Drive” benefiting St. Mary’s Food Bank with a cow milking contest at the Diamondbacks’ Chase Field.

Last season, the D-backs (and Levy Restaurants) donated more than six tons of stadium food from Chase Field. This season, Shamrock Farms is stepping up to the plate with a matching donation of 6,000 gallons of milk (1,000 gallons for every ton of food donated throughout the season.) This program begins our efforts around June Dairy month and reinforces our overall brand strategy of nourishing families in our community.

Arizona Diamondbacks pitchers, Archie Bradley, Andrew Chafin and J.J. Hoover all participated in the contest on May 23. Click here to watch the video on AZCentral.com.

(Photo Cred. Sarah Sachs / Arizona Diamondbacks)
(Photo Cred. Sarah Sachs / Arizona Diamondbacks)

Nearly one in four children, one in five Arizonans, and one in seven seniors in Arizona live in poverty and go to bed hungry. Arizona ranks fifth in the country for high child food-insecurity rates, with more than 400,000 children facing hunger every day. You can take part in the Grand Slam Milk Drive, just head to Shamrock Farms’ website for details.

(Photo Cred. Sarah Sachs / Arizona Diamondbacks)
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Dairy farmers, 3TV honor Goodyear teacher with Silver Apple Award

Ms. Brittany Mansfield is the May 2017 Silver Apple Award recipient. She teaches Honors Algebra I and Honors Algebra II at Millennium High School in Goodyear, Arizona.

Mansfield was presented a $500 check, a gift bag and class curriculum by Arizona Milk Producers and the Dairy Council of Arizona, a proud sponsor of the Silver Apple Awards.

Click here to watch the video on Azfamily.com

 

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Congrats to January’s Silver Apple Award winner!

Congrats to Ms. Bialik on receiving the 3TV Phoenix Silver Apple Award, presented by Javier Soto TV. The Silver Apple is proudly sponsored by the Dairy Council of Arizona.

Click here to watch the video on azfamily.com

Silver Apple Award winner, Tia Bialik, with Arizona dairy farmer Jason Van Der Toorn, of Boschma Farms.
Silver Apple Award winner, Tia Bialik, with Arizona dairy farmer Jason Van Der Toorn, of Boschma Farms.
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Arizona Milk Producers Milk Mustache Scholarship Winners Announced

The ‘stache was worth the cash! More than 550 students across Arizona showed off their Milk Mustache and the top three finalists received $30,000 toward their continuing education in Arizona.

The scholarship winners, Jake Castaldo, of Peoria, Jack Baker, of Gilbert, and Victoria Brandis, of Phoenix, were announced at the FIESTA BOWL game on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016.

Castaldo was the grand prize winner, receiving a $12,000 scholarship. Baker won a $10,000 scholarship and Brandis earned an $8,000 scholarship.

Dairy plays such an important role in fueling active minds and bodies, and Arizona dairy farmers are proud to sponsor the Milk Mustache Scholarship Contest for more than 25 years.

Students began entering Aug. 15, 2016, on arizonamilk.org/scholarship or by uploading their photo to Instagram and tagging @azmilkproducers and using the hashtag #ampscholarshipcontest and picked their prize using #fuel, #fun or #food.

From Sept. 5 through Nov. 21, one weekly finalist was selected based on their entry and received a $100 gift card for food, fun or fuel, plus a pair of tickets to the FIESTA BOWL game. The Top 3 finalists were selected based on their milk mustache photo and scholarship applications.

Milk Mustache Scholarship Contest Winners

Scholarship Recipients

About Arizona Milk Producers

Arizona Milk Producers is a nonprofit promotion, communication, and nutrition education organization working on behalf of Arizona dairy farmers to increase dairy sales, foster innovation and inspire consumer confidence in dairy products and practices. To learn more, go to our website, dccatalogue.wpengine.com.

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Fiesta Bowl Half Pint Judges Announced

Thank you 3TV Phoenix Good Morning Arizona for having our Half Pint Judges in studio this morning! Chloe, Emma, Corey & Henry had a blast being interviewed and meeting the news team. They’re looking forward to broadcasting with you from their kid-sized booth out at the Fiesta Bowl Parade Saturday morning!


You can head out to the parade or watch it from your TV, tablet or phone at: http://www.azfamily.com/…/3075…/community-fiesta-bowl-parade.

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Best milk mustache wins ASU football tickets!

You’ve got 48 hours to get your best milk mustache photo in (also featuring a dairy product) for your chance at tickets to Saturday’s Arizona State University home football game vs. Northern Arizona University on Sept. 3.

Not only will you be cheering on ASU at this week’s home game, but you’ll also be qualified for a chance to win an Arizona college scholarship! Four winners will be announced Thursday, each with two tickets!