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Partners Launch Efforts to Help Make School Breakfast Accessible for Students

March 21, 2014 4:33 PM
On March 3, Fuel Up to Play 60 - the nation's largest in-school wellness program - along with Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign and Dean Foods, launched the It Starts With School Breakfast campaign to increase school breakfast participation nationwide.

Five Vie for 59th South Dakota Dairy Princess

March 07, 2014 3:07 PM
South Dakota’s 59th State Dairy Princess will be crowned in Sioux Falls the evening of Tuesday, March 25. Five candidates are seeking the current title to replace Audrey Souza, Milbank, who has served the dairy industry for the past year. 

Fuel Your Active Lifestyle

March 03, 2014 8:00 AM
Many people are taking advantage of warmer temperatures and increased hours of sunlight to get fit for the fun season ahead. As they do, they'll be looking for ways to fuel their efforts. Enter dairy, a protein powerhouse that provides numerous benefits to active individuals.

Dairy Farm Families Invite Public to 'Be Our Guest' at Concert to Benefit Feeding South Dakota

February 24, 2014 12:31 PM
Dairy farm families will again partner with First Bank & Trust, Hy-Vee and Lewis Drug to help provide nutritious dairy foods to South Dakotans in need. For the fourth year, dairy farmers will invite the public to "Be Our Guest" at a concert at the annual Central Plains Dairy Expo. For a $10 donation to Feeding South Dakota, people will receive a pass to the "Roots and Boots" tour concert featuring country music performers Joe Diffie, Aaron Tippin and Sammy Kershaw on March 25.

Two Midwest Students Each Win $3,000 to Create Healthy Changes at Their Schools

February 12, 2014 3:19 PM
Shauna Gilles from Plainfield, Ill. and Robbie Sadoski from Mansfield, Ark. are two of seven extraordinary Fuel Up to Play 60 students who won GENYOUth Foundation’s AdVenture Capital program, which empowers youth to lead change to improve nutrition and physical activity in schools.

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Kathleen Cuddy
SVP, Integrated Communications
Office: 913.319.7234
Mobile: 816.304.3578

Stephanie Cundith, MS, RD, LD
Nutrition Spokesperson and Communications Manager
Office: 316.440.7436
Mobile: 913.904.8328

Sherry Newell
Sr. Communications Manager
Agricultural and Dairy Industry Trade Media
Office: 320.363.4829
Mobile: 320.260.7512

Executive Corner

Mike Kruger


Mike Kruger is CEO of Midwest Dairy Association, the dairy checkoff organization representing and funded by 20 percent of the nation’s dairy farmers.

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Jerry Messer


Jerry Messer of Beaver Creek Ranch farms in Richardton, North Dakota with three of his brothers: Mark, Greg and Scott and their spouses.

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Midwest Dairy Association Corporate Board


Corporate Board officers for Midwest Dairy Association are, from left to right, back row: Jerry Messer, Allen Merrill; front row: Ken Herbranson, Dan Grunhovd.

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Dairy Farming Facts

Midwest Dairy Association has a menu of fact sheets available for you to learn more about dairy farmers’ care for their animals, the environment and how they produce wholesome, high-quality milk. Additional topics include dairy farms and sustainability; hormones, antibiotics and milk wholesomeness; and the variety and characteristics of milk choices.

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