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National Dairy Council, Midwest Dairy Council and National Football League Reward Reeds Spring Middle School for Drafting Students to Lead Fuel Up to Play 60 Program
May 13, 2013 9:22 AM
Jamaal Charles, running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, will take part in an assembly at Reeds Spring Middle School Gymnasium on Monday, May 13 at 2 p.m. to reward the school for being selected as a national winner of the Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Draft and to recognize the students’ efforts to eat healthy and stay active.
Midwest Dairy Council and Land O’Lakes Award Six Iowa Schools with Pro Football, Cheese Prize Packages
May 09, 2013 10:26 AM
Six Iowa schools are about to receive prize packages – ranging from a supply of cheese to a visit from a pro football alumni player – for their creative video submissions to the “Hero’s Cheesy Challenge Celebration.”
May 06, 2013 12:23 PM
This year the Princess Kay of the Milky Way title marks its 60th anniversary and on May 19, the 12 women vying for that title will be named.
Maple Grove Student Meets Warren Buffett to Share Ideas and Receive Advice on Leading Change to Improve School Wellness
May 03, 2013 12:00 PM
Josh Miller, a student from Basswood Elementary School in Maple Grove (District 279), experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet renowned business leader Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting in Omaha, Neb. today as part of GENYOUth Foundation’s AdVenture Capital grant program. Miller was one of five students serving as a Student Ambassador for Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation’s largest in-school wellness program created by National Dairy Council and the National Football
Midwest Dairy Awards Four South Dakota Schools with Prizes, NFL Player Visits for Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Efforts
May 03, 2013 9:55 AM
This school year, four South Dakota schools are being rewarded for their efforts to get active, eat healthy and make a difference in their schools. Students and adult advisors at Garfield Elementary in Sioux Falls and Woonsocket Elementary in Woonsocket earned Grand Prize honors in the state’s Fuel Up to Play 60 School Champions contest. Robert Frost Elementary in Sioux Falls took second place, and Edison Middle School claimed third prize in the contest.
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Mike Kruger is CEO of Midwest Dairy Association, the dairy checkoff organization representing and funded by 20 percent of the nation’s dairy farmers.
Jerry Messer of Beaver Creek Ranch farms in Richardton, North Dakota with three of his brothers: Mark, Greg and Scott and their spouses.
Corporate Board officers for Midwest Dairy Association are, from left to right, back row: Jerry Messer, Allen Merrill; front row: Ken Herbranson, Dan Grunhovd.