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Ostroms Earn Wisconsin Volunteer Award for 'Dairy Cares' Project
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 09/11/2017

A Brown County dairy farm couple will be honored with the 2017 Wisconsin Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award for their efforts in supporting Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Jim and Annette Ostrom of De Pere, who helped found the Dairy Cares of Wisconsin initiative, will be recognized during a ceremony on November 15 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

The Ostroms worked with other farmers and ag industry professions in starting the non-profit Dairy Cares about seven years. It has since raised $847,000 on behalf of children and families facing medical crises.

Earlier this year, Dairy Cares expanded its efforts by hosting the inaugural Kickin' It with the Cows 5K/10K Run/Walk in De Pere.

"Annette and I are humbled to accept this on behalf of an amazing team of volunteers," said Jim Ostrom. "While we are happy to do our part for a great cause, our fund-raising successes have stemmed from the fact that many people are committing time and energy to help others."

Ostrom is one of the partner at Milk Source LLC, a group of Midwest-based dairy farms owned and operated by three multi-generational dairy farm families.

The upcoming ceremony will be held in conjunction with National Philanthropy Day.

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