September's Alltech Dairy Hero

  • Mary Faber - September's Alltech Dairy Hero

Congratulations to Mary Faber from Pontiac, Illinois, United States of America, who was nominated by the general public to become an Alltech Dairy Hero. Mary was selected by an independent panel to become September’s Alltech Dairy Hero due to her continual efforts in promoting the dairy industry.

Mary is a 5th generation dairy and grain farmer. Currently she works as the controller of a local cooperative, which services the area’s farmers with feed, crop inputs and a grain storage facility.

Mary is an amazing advocate for the dairy industry.  She holds a strong online presence across several social media channels by consistently engaging and sharing a positive dairy message with her fellow American dairy farmers. On her blog she discusses: milk labels, expiration dates, why some milk has a longer shelf life and more. Mary does all of this to help consumers with their common milk questions and concerns. Some of Mary’s blogs are also available on

In addition to her wonderful online work, Mary actively shares her dairy story offline too. Here are just some of her other involvements: Inaugural Illinois Harvest Dinner, Ag Land Fair, Illinois Farm Bureau Nutrient Spokeswomen, Illinois Farm Bureau Consumer Communications Advisory Committee and the Illinois Farm Families dairy tour farm mom.

Mary is also a volunteer for a new project, Ask the Farmers.  Through this initiative she shares blog posts and helps to answer questions on all things dairy. Mary is dedicated to supporting the dairy community, for this she is truly a dairy hero!

Do you know someone who is a dairy hero? We would like to recognise all of their hard work in the dairy industry. Please nominate your Alltech Dairy Hero here.