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As the executive assistant to Guida’s Dairy President Michael Young, Julie Parrett says her most important responsibility is helping others. She assists Guida’s executive team with administrative duties, and she helps her colleagues with communication, training and answers to their questions. As part of Dairy Farmers of America’s Fluid Milk and Ice Cream Division, Guida’s, based in New Britain, Conn., manufactures a variety of dairy products, including white and flavored milk, cottage cheese...

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Professional chefs have called it their “secret ingredient,” the American Culinary Federation (ACF) has consistently endorsed it with the prestigious ACF Seal of Approval, and it is the official butter for the French Pastry School in Chicago. Now, Plugrá European-Style Butter is also the official butter for consumers who simply want to “upgrade their everyday” in their own kitchens.

ACF is a professional organization of chefs, many of whom work at prestigious restaurants. Ashley...

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To proactively answer the needs of consumers, retailers and processors, Dairy Farmers of America developed the Gold Standard Dairy Program in 2007 and is continuously evolving it to ensure best practices and emerging areas of interest on dairy farms are understood. The on-farm evaluation assesses areas, such as animal care and wellness, environmental stewardship, employee training, and milk safety and quality.

“Animal care has always been a topic important to people,” says David...

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Imagine all of the people in an office had to keep a secret. More than 300 employees at the Kemps facility in Rochester, Minn., managed to do it. The secret task involved helping contestants on NBC’s television show “Celebrity Apprentice” with their final challenge.

During the first-ever “All Star Celebrity Apprentice,” 14 contestants competed to win money for the charity of their choice. NBC executives planned to have the final two contestants battle head-to-head in an ice...

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