Employee Spotlight- Colleen Bergum

Colleen Bergum has been working for Arizona’s dairy farmers for 17 years! As the Industry Relations and Office Manager for Dairy Council of Arizona she plans and works community events throughout the Phoenix area and manages day to day operations at the office.

She and her husband Lee will be married for 48 years in February, they have 2 children …

Holiday Cheese Boxes Still Available!

Holiday Gift Boxes are still available! Mark off your last minute gift needs with one of our 4 themed baskets.

Arizona Farms Sampler: contains 1 (10oz) block each: Cheddar, Garlic and Pepper Cheddar, Monterey Jack and Pepper Jack. 1 (12 oz) package each Cheddar Cheese Curds and Jalapeno Cheese Curds. $30.00

Holiday Party Pack: contains 1 (12oz) block each:Cheddar, Garlic …

Lunt’s Dairy Celebrates 100 years!

Thank you to the Eastern Arizona Courier for permission to reprint.

Contributed article
By Henry Rudd Lunt and Colleen M. Lunt

DUNCAN — On Nov. 20, 1916, Mary Lunt and her three boys, Kenneth, Olas and Rudd, arrived by train in Duncan.
Broughton Lunt arrived separately on a freight train so he could bring chickens, a calf and their Jersey …

Employee Spotlight- Ismael Jimenez

Name: Ismael Jimenez

Years worked at UDA: 20

Tell us a little about yourself: Ismael is a native Arizonan, he grew up in Gilbert, Az where he still lives today. He has two daughters and two grandkids.
What is your job at UDA?: Equipment sales/supervisor. Ismael coordinates the Scheduled Maintenance Techs to do repairs or installations on our member dairies. …

Throwback Thursday- Family Favorite

Originally printed in the October 1977, UDA Magazine

Arie and Mary Spruit have been in dairying all of their lives. They were both raised on dairy farms in Holland. They were married in California where they were in dairying for six years. In 1960, they moved to Arizona, living in Gilbert for five years. About nine years ago they settled …

Throwback Thursday- Family Favorite

Reprinted from the December 1978, UDA Magazine

Dairy farming comes naturally to Chuck Feenstra as he was raised on a dairy farm in Worthington, Minnesota. It was there that he met his lovely wife, Barb, who was teaching at the Worthington Crippled Children’s School. After moving to Arizona in 1963, Chuck started out at Cow Palace Milk Farms as a …

Throwback Thursday- Family Favorite

Reprinted from the June 1980, UDA Magazine

Another second generation of our dairy families is featured this month; Patrick and Nadine Dugan. Patrick (Pat), son of Mike and Delores, spent the first nine years of his life on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. IN 1962 his family moved to Arizona, where his father, Mike started another dairy operation with 44 …

Throwback Thursday- Family Favorite

Reprinted from February 1980 issue of the UDA Magazine

Paul Rovey was born and raised on the dairy farm that he now manages. His parents, Emil and Helen, started the Rovey Dairy in 1943 with 60 cows. Paul took over management of the dairy operation after studying Animal Science at the Univeristy of Arizona. The dairy presently has 500 cows …

Farm Feature- Arizona Dairy Co.

In 1973, Kenny and Marvin Morrison partnered up with Jim Tappan to create Arizona Dairy Co. The sprawling desert landscape of East Mesa was home to their 2,560 cow operation. In the early 80’s the dairy expanded toward the south end of the property and doubled their capacity to over 5,000 head of cattle. Fast forward 30 years and the …

Surviving a Microburst at Ethington Dairy

On the morning of June 30th 2016 Jacob Ethington of Ethington Dairy left for work, a little early, to tackle the ‘few extra things’ on his to-do list. While watching the early morning sunrise, his dairy manager called to give him an update on the storm that had rolled through the previous night.

The monsoon storm brought with it the …