June Dairy Month

June Dairy Month is an annual tradition to celebrate the many contributions the dairy industry makes to our community and the world. Every day, our dairymen and women work hard to take care of their animals by feeding them healthy diets, keeping the corrals clean and groomed, and the cows cool with specially designed systems that stand up to the …

Employee Spotlight- Donna Durivage

Donna Durivage started as a clerk in the Milk n More store in May of 2009. She loves interacting with employees and has unofficially named the store “the hub” because impromptu meetings are often held there. She has enjoyed watching the store grow and change over the last 8 years.

When Donna is not at work she enjoys spending time …

Just the Facts- The Milk Rebate

You may have seen some information circulating on social media and in the news about a ‘milk rebate’. Some of the headlines and information may be confusing, so here are the details to clear up the misinformation.

The situation at the time:

From 2007-2009, America was in the throes of a great recession. During that time home values plummeted, unemployment …

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 …