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Your Weekly Checkoff Update
As consumers are preparing for holiday festivities, they are purchasing 77% of milk, 71% of yogurt and 33% of cheese at retail stores – more than at any other outlet. Click here for some great holiday recipes using dairy! 
Merry Christmas! 
Thank you to all farmers for providing fresh wholesome milk and dairy products for consumers to enjoy with their Christmas dinner. ADA North East developed a Christmas social media graphic to share with your friends and family. Enjoy! 
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Crisis Tip: Remind Your Workers to be Vigilant in Protecting Your Farm 
Creating a culture of “See Something/ Say Something” among your workers is one of the most valuable ways to protect your farm from a crisis – and it doesn’t cost a cent! Empower employees to immediately report any signs of animal abuse, neglect, mishandling or harm. Reinforce the important role all employees play in ensuring a viable, successful farming operation. 

ADA North East suggests hosting a holiday lunch or end-of-the-year gathering for your employees as a great opportunity to thank everyone for their hard work and commitment to the farm over the past year. For more crisis tips or more info about protecting your farm, contact Beth Meyer, director of consumer confidence for ADA North East. 
Volunteers Still Needed for Calving Corner, Milking Parlor Demos at PA Farm Show 
ADA North East is seeking volunteers to help at the Calving Corner dairy cow birthing center and the milking parlor demonstrations at Pennsylvania Farm Show, Jan. 4-11, in Harrisburg.
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*** Note ***
The Checkoff Check-In will not be published the week of December 23.

Look for the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture unveiling highlights in the January 2 issue!
Coming up in 2020! 
Visit with ADA North East staff at the Keystone Farm Show.
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