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Upstate Niagara Takes 10 Awards at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI

In Uncategorized on September 3, 2012 at 5:20 pm

PHOTO/Carole Topalian

At the World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI, where the who’s who of the dairy industry gathers each year, Upstate Niagara Cooperative took home a number of awards in a variety of categories. The Expo is the largest dairy-focused trade show and international dairy cattle show, drawing more than 65,000 visitors from 90 countries across the world. Upstate Niagara’s awards included:

  • First Place and Grand Champion in Grade A Lowfat Sour Cream
  • First Place in Fat Free Chocolate Milk
  • First Place in Flavored Cottage Cheese, Pineapple Cottage Cheese
  • First Place in Open Sour Cream-based Dips Class, Bison Garlic Parmesan Dip
  • First Place in Open Sour Cream-based Dips – Southwest, Bison Southwestern Chipotle Dip
  • Second Place in Sour Cream-based Dips – Onion, Bison French Onion Dip
  • Second Place in Cultured Buttermilk
  • Third Place in Open Class Pasteurized Milk, Vanilla Intense Milk
  • Third Place in No Fat Cottage Cheese
  • Third Place in Greek Yogurt

“We are excited to be recognized by the World Dairy Expo with these awards,” said Ken Voelker, marketing director at Upstate Niagara Cooperative. “This award acknowledges the dedication of our farm owners and our employees. We’re so proud to be able to offer these quality products to our neighbors.”

Upstate Niagara Cooperative (Upstate Farms) consists of a family of local dairy farmers who care deeply about quality and freshness. Their commitment to more than 360 farms provides consumers with a line of fresh, wholesome, safe and delicious dairy products. To learn more, visit


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