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Just a week ago today, the dairy community lost an amazing young lady and her father to a tragic car accident.  I have been trying to make sense of this accident ~ I just can not. Instead, I can do my best to help Anna’s mom and sister Kara do the best they can to move on and create a new “normal” as a result of this tragedy.  I have attached the Go Fund Me page that helps accomplish this.  If at all possible, please donate to this amazing family in Anna’s memory.

https://www.gofundme.com/memoriam-for-mike-and-anna-teachman

                         
 

The Washington State Dairy Women are heartbroken about the sudden loss of Anna Teachman and her father, Michael in a tragic car accident.   Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, especially Lori and Kara, friends, and the dairy community during this difficult time.  Anna, our 2017-2018 Washington State Dairy Ambassador was a wonderful representative of the dairy community and we are so blessed to have had this beautiful ray of light in our lives.  We will miss her greatly.  If you would like support the Teachman family, please go to the Dairy Farmers of Washington Facebook page or wadairy.org for more information on the GoFundMe account.   If you would like to send your condolences by mail, the address is:  Lori Teachman, c/o Washington State Dairy Women, PO Box 354, Silvana, WA  98287. 

Milk Promotion

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When we hear the word promotion, most think a “limited time offer” or “special item with this purchase”.  But for dairy farmers, promotion means so much more.  Each dairy farmer is required to pay into a promotion program.  In Washington State, I pay into the Dairy Farmers of Washington.  This group is responsible for promoting the goodness of all things dairy and telling the farmers’ story.  The work this group does is amazing and so creative.  The dairy farmers who milk cows in the Pacific Northwest truly benefit from the creativity and drive by this amazing group of 17.

I have attached an example of one of the coolest promotions to date.  “Bessie on the Barge”.

328iNXVSTjKc9sX%AoKu5QCheck out “This is Washington Dairy” from Dairy Farmers of Washington on Vimeo.

The video is available for your viewing pleasure at https://vimeo.com/253677947

https://wadairy.org/about-us/

Letting Go….

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IMG_4413We are blessed to have 3 children: Zach 18, Cassy Jo 15, and Joey 14.  This photo represents last Tuesday.  Why Tuesday?  Well, my oldest resumed the next chapter in his WA State FFA State Sentinel journey.  He will be in and out of our home for the next year while competing this long sought position.  Our daughter began Drivers Training ~ heads up to all those drivers in our area.  Joey ~ our autistic son who hates the dentist/orthodontist,  well he now has braces.  It may not seem like much, but Tuesday just felt like my kids just flew “light speed” to the next chapter of their lives.  At least I am along for the ride to help guide them and help them when needed.

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