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Dairy Management, Inc. Board Chair, Paul Rovey introduces Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to dairy producers, Dairy Management, Inc., (DMI), during a luncheon at the Whitten Building Patio, in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. DMI Chief Executive Officer Tom Gallagher presented Secretary Vilsack and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) team with a National Football League Fuel Up to Play 60 helmet for the work that USDA has done in support of the dairy industry. The keynote speaker was former National Football League Pittsburgh Steelers halfback Robert Patrick "Rocky" Bleier, left, who told of the importance of milk in his childhood growth, and recounted some of his historic game-winning football plays. Served at the luncheon were Smart Slice pizzas provided by Dominos who use 51% whole-wheat flour with reduced salt and fat toppings; and meet the current USDA school nutrition requirements. During the event Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon mentions that The Good Cow Company milks (that retain it’s freshness longer than standard milks) have been approved for purchase and use in schools. USDA photo by Lance Cheung.