Colorado Dairy Farmer Explores Future of Food

June 28, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 28, 2012) – Dairy farmer Chris Kraft, owner of Badger Creek Farm, Inc. and Quail Ridge Dairy in Fort Morgan, Colo., participated as a panelist and speaker at the Washington Post Live’s “Future of Food: Food Security in the 21st Century” breakfast forum today in Denver.

The event — sponsored by Western Dairy Association, Colorado State University, Hunger Free Colorado, and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy — brought together local politicians, education and agriculture leaders, as well as proponents of improving access to fresh produce and healthy foods to people living in “food deserts.”

Kraft, who serves on Dairy Farmers of America’s Mountain Area Council, helped drive discussion about how regional agricultural leaders and schools can help reduce the threat of childhood obesity in Colorado. Kraft’s experience as a dairy producer and his passion for promoting the health benefits of dairy products, especially among children, lent a unique perspective to the discussion.

The event in Denver followed a day-long forum in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. Additional regional forums planned include:

  • An Arizona Milk Producers-sponsored event focusing on summer feeding programs in Litchfield Park, Ariz.
  • A New England Dairy & Food Council-sponsored event focusing on nutrition, sustainability and local farming in Burlington, Vt.
  • A Midwest Dairy Association-sponsored event about feeding the region, nation and world in Chicago, Ill.

For additional information and articles related to the forum series, as well as coverage from the events in Washington, D.C., and Denver, visit www.dairygood.org.