Consumer Tips – Buying Nonfat Dry Milk

Rance Miles serves as the chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Quality Milk Sales in Artesia, New Mexico. In this role, Rance Miles manages the production and financial operations of a milk and dairy producer that supplies grocery stores with many related items, including nonfat dry milk.

Nonfat dry milk (regular or instant) results from spraying skim milk into heated air. Both regular and instant nonfat dry milk products kinds contain the same nutrients. Regular dry milk takes up less shelf space, while instant is easier to mix with water.

When buying nonfat dry milk, it is important to look for certain verbiage on the label. For example, consumers should purchase milk that includes vitamins A and D. Further, the label Grade A is used by virtually all processors to indicate top quality. Extra grade means the milk is more soluble, has less bacteria and scorched particles, and has slightly less butterfat.


Bubba Watson Hits Newsworthy Drive

Rance Miles, senior executive for a number of dairy companies, follows professional golf in his free time. Rance Miles names Bubba Watson as his favorite player.

In late January of 2015, golf legend Bubba Watson made golf news with a near-ace at the 17th hole of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Typically, most of the drama at this event happens on the TPC Scottsdale course’s par-3 16th hole. However, on Thursday, January 29, Bubba Watson united fans in suspense as he hit a drive on the par-4 17th hole.

Bubba Watson selected a Ping G30 driver to take his shot on this hole. The ball flew over the bunker and up to the green. This distance of more than 340 yards landed the ball just past the flag, which would have been a 6-foot putt had Watson made the next shot. However, his finish on this hole still allowed him to end the course with a 6-under 65, thus placing him one shot behind the lead with 54 holes remaining in play – a position he finished in at the final, in a three-way tie for second behind winner Brooks Koepka.

Court Appointed Special Advocates Annual Conference

As the chief operating and financial officer of Select Milk Producers, Inc., based in Artesia, New Mexico, Rance Miles oversees the company’s annual milk sales of more than $900 million. With more than three decades of experience in the agricultural field, he also serves as general manager of several other dairy companies, including Continental Dairy Products, Inc., and Southwest Cheese. Rance Miles spends his downtime supporting several charitable endeavors, one of which includes the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children.

Established in 1977 in Seattle, Washington, CASA is a group that advocates for children awaiting placement into foster homes. Since its inception, the group has grown to include more than 950 CASA and guardian ad litem programs in 49 states and the District of Columbia. In 2012, the organization provided more than 75,000 CASA and guardian ad litem (GAL) volunteers who helped 238,000 abused and neglected children secure permanent, safe homes.

Held annually, the National CASA Conference brings together CASA and GAL staff, volunteers, and board members to connect with others and become inspired to continue making a difference. Those who attend the 2015 event, scheduled for May 30 through June 2 in New Orleans, Louisiana, can partake in workshops and listen to renowned speakers. At the conference, CASA presents its Awards of Excellence to honor outstanding child advocates, board members, volunteers, and program directors.