INDIANAPOLIS (March 17, 2011) — As the conclusion of the celebration of Agriculture Appreciation Month, five members of the Indianapolis media will see who squeezes out the competition in the Indiana’s Family of Farmers Media Cow Milking Contest on the Government South lawn Monday, March 21 at 11:30 a.m.
Contestants include John Stehr of WTHR, Kjerstin Ramsing from FOX59’S Morning Show, Tracy Forner & Andi Hauser from WISH-TV’s Indy Style and Dave Smiley of the Smiley Morning Show on WZPL-FM. Dave Russell of Brownfield radio will serve as master of ceremonies, Indiana Agriculture Director (and dairy farmer) Joe Kelsay will provide coaching and “color commentary,” 2011 State Fair Queen Sarah Lynn Alford will be the official timekeeper and IFOF representative Andy Dietrick of Indiana Farm Bureau will serve as the judge.
Each contestant will be given just 60 seconds to show they have the “udder” skill to earn the honor of Indiana’s Family of Farmers Media Cow Milking Champion and confirm his or her slot in the coveted State Fair Cow Milking Competition this summer for the Year of the Soybean.
In addition, spectators will be able to enjoy an early taste of the State Fair with Indiana Pork providing free pork burgers on a first come-first served basis. Plus, Milk Promotion Services of Indiana will make a cool contribution from the Dairy Bar by providing milk chugs also on a first-come first-served basis.
John Stehr of WTHR
Kjerstin Ramsing from FOX59’S Morning Show
Andi Hauser from WISH-TV’s Indy Style
Tracy Forner from WISH-TV’s Indy Style
Dave Smiley of the WZPL-FM Smiley Morning Show
Indiana Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay
Dave Russell of Brownfield Radio
2011 State Fair Queen, Sarah Lynn Alford
Andy Dietrick of Indiana Farm Bureau
Monday, March 21, 2011
Government Center South Lawn
Off of Robert Orr Drive
About Indiana’s Family of Farmers
Indiana’s Family of Farmers grows the grains, produce and meat you eat every day.
We believe that quality farming means quality food that is good for you, your family and the environment. Food for your family, from our family.
Learn more at www.indianafamilyoffarmers.com.
Jeannie Keating, Manager of Media Relations
Indiana State Department of Agriculture