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Milk Source Honored by Zoetis with Customer Diversity Award
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 04/30/2015

A company that owns and operates some of Wisconsin's largest dairy farms has been recognized by Zoetis. The animal health corporation presented its 2014 Customer Diversity and Inclusion Award to Milk Source LLC, based in Kaukauna. The award recognizes customers who promote outstanding employee diversity and inclusion programs.

Milk Source employs more than 500 employees on eight dairy operations throughout Wisconsin, Michigan and Kansas. Workers come from across the globe, including Mexico, Canada, Israel, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Australia. Milk Source also has hired immigrants from Sudan and Eritrea through a collaboration with World Relief Fox Valley, an organization that assists with and supports refugee resettlement and placement.

"Our corporate credo is 'sustainability starts here,'" said Jim Ostrom, Milk Source president and CEO. "And that extends beyond farming techniques and animal care. A sustainable workforce is one that embraces its people and helps them reach their professional goals. We are honored to have those efforts recognized by Zoetis."

Milk Source was one of the first companies to implement the PeopleFirst concept to help identify opportunities for employee development and cultural training.

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