We had so much fun giving out prizes, seeing the results from our polls and supporting June Dairy Month. We're happy to announce that all of the prize recipients are dairy producers or work in the agriculture industry. Meet our Proud to Dairy winners:
June Dairy Month party
We awarded Proud to Dairy hats each Friday during June Dairy Month, starting with one the first week and increasing the number each week until the final June Friday.
June 4: Facebook fan Janet at Lazy B Trailer Sales, Inc.
June 11: Twitter follower Arizona Milk Producers and Facebook fan Maggie at Mase's Manor .
June 18: Twitter follower Dairy Discovery as well as Facebook fans Faithful Acres and Matthew Redman.
June 25: Twitter followers Melissa Burniston at Tennesse Farm Bureau and Jennifer Gross at Praire Gold Dairy plus Facebook fan Amanda Hosking and Proud to Dairy member Brian Schumacher
On June 29, we also said we'd give a hat to the first person to comment on our Facebook status: "Tell us what makes you Proud to Dairy."
It ended up being a tie between Manivannan Jeganathan who commented, "high breed cattles & milk production" and Robin Rastani who commented, "The people, wholesome products and enthusiasm."
The following day, June 30, was finally our iPod nano giveaway-day. The Proud to Dairy iPod went to Twitter follower Ashley Messing , a fifth-generation dairy farmer from Michigan.
Photo Contest 2010
Five finalists were selected for Proud to Dairy's photo contest . First place went Leslie Ann Batistich , who won the Proud to Dairy engraved iPod nano with her submission of an udder featuring the Proud to Dairy logo.
Second place went to Katherine Dotterer-Pyle , who won the Ogio backpack with the Proud to Dairy logo. Her photo featured her, her husband and her favorite cow all posing with a Proud to Dairy sign.
Third place was a tie between Eileen Gress and Charlene Barlieb . Eileen and Charlene will each receive a blanket and hoodie with the Proud to Dairy logo on them. Eileen's creative submission pictured a calf with a Proud to Dairy wrapped round bale, while Charlene's photo featured her adorable son, Luke, wearing a Proud to Dairy bib.
Barbara Martin and her favorite cow gal Chica, pictured in their Proud to Dairy hats, will receive a Proud to Dairy hoodie.
June Dairy Month by the numbers
• 103 new Facebook fans
• 50 new PDmag followers on Twitter
• 34 new ProudtoDairy followers on Twitter
• 37 new Proud to Dairy members
• 179 votes on the Ice Cream Flavor Face-Off polls
• 243 votes on the Proud to Dairy Photo Contest
Thanks to all of our new fans and followers and everyone who voted on our polls.
Share your story
Just because June Dairy Month has ended doesn't mean sharing your pride has to! To receive your very own Proud to Dairy hat, join the Proud to Dairy network and post a blog or a video, telling us what makes you Proud to Dairy.
We look forward to hearing from you! PD
Top right: Makenna Mase is the daughter of Maggie Moore Mase, a Proud to Dairy hat winner from June 11. Thanks for the great photo, Maggie!
Top left: Our very first June Dairy Month hat winner, Janet Shaffer of Lazy B Trailer Sales, sent us this photo. She's sporting her pride at her home, Maple Lawn Farm in Bristolville, Ohio.