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Three Awarded Midwest Dairy Association Scholarships

July 16, 2014 4:17 PM
Midwest Dairy Association has awarded three $1,000 scholarships to Illinois students from dairy backgrounds. Emily Irwin of Belvidere, Jennifer Wakeley of Rockford and Sarah Palmer of Durand were awarded the 2014 Illinois Division scholarships.

Centralia Student Serves as Midwest Dairy Illinois Intern

July 16, 2014 3:35 PM
Midwest Dairy Association has welcomed Chelsea Jean, daughter of Tyler and Donna of Cissna Park, as its 2014 intern serving Illinois. Jean is assisting with the organization’s work in industry relations and dairy farmer image activities.

Midwest Dairy Council Salutes 2014 Fuel Up to Play 60 Hall of Fame Inductees

July 16, 2014 3:11 PM
Nine teachers from across the Midwest have been inducted into the inaugural Fuel Up to Play 60 Hall of Fame. As Program Advisors in their school districts’ Fuel Up to Play 60 programs, these teachers have taken a leadership role in encouraging students to get active, eat healthy and make a difference.

Iowa’s Food Pantries Have Crucial Need for More Milk

June 09, 2014 2:44 PM
That gallon of milk you consider a staple in your refrigerator is missing in Iowa’sfood banks. According to Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, milk is one of the items most requested by food bank clients, yet there is a nationwide shortage because it is rarely donated.

R&D Dairy Open House is Backdrop for Dairy Month Proclamation

June 04, 2014 10:30 AM
Lt. Governor Lavon Heidemann will proclaim June Dairy Month in Nebraska on Saturday, June 14, at  R&D Dairy at 1540 Highway 51, Bancroft. The farm will open its barn doors to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. with the proclamation taking place at 2 p.m.

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

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Nutrition Spokesperson and Communications Manager
Office: 316.440.7436
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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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Corporate Board officers for Midwest Dairy Association are, from left to right, back row: Jerry Messer, Bill Siebenborn, Allen Merrill;
front row: Kent 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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