WASHINGTON — The National Milk Producer’s Federation (NMPF) annual scholarship fundraising raffle is live through Nov. 30. All ticket sales benefit scholarship recipients – Master’s and Ph.D. students who are conducting research important to dairy farmers.
The raffle drawing will occur Dec. 1 and prizes this year include $750 and $500 American Express gift cards, a $250 Target gift card, a Cabot Creamery Premium Gift Box, a $100 Kansas City Steak gift card, and more.
The scholarship program is largely funded through the raffle fundraiser, so ticket purchases help ensure that critical research benefiting the entire dairy community can continue. The 2021 recipients are researching ways to predict metritis cure as a path to reducing antimicrobial use in dairy cattle; the stimulation of microbial protein synthesis by branched volatile fatty acids; and welfare implications of caustic paste disbudding and pain mitigation for dairy calves.
–National Milk Producer’s Federation