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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.

Lactose Intolerance Doesn’t Have to Mean Dairy Avoidance

January 31, 2014 8:00 AM
February is Lactose Intolerance Awareness Month, a time dedicated to educating people about a condition that is often misunderstood. What many individuals don't realize is that a person can have lactose intolerance and still enjoy the taste and nutritional benefits of dairy foods.

Partnership for Dairy Economic Research Evolves

January 27, 2014 9:52 AM
The success of a partnership between Midwest Dairy Association, the Midwest Dairy Foods Research Center and the University of Minnesota has led to a new level of cooperation in support for dairy economics research at Minnesota’s flagship university.

National Dairy Council and National Football League Kick Off Renewed Commitment to Fuel Up to Play 60

December 10, 2013 11:26 AM
With research showing that increased physical activity and better nutrition can lead to improved academic performance, Fuel Up to Play 60 – the nation's largest in-school nutrition and physical activity program, founded under the leadership of America's dairy farmers - celebrates five successful years of empowering students to drive healthy changes in schools across the country.

Dairy Inspired Holiday Planning Begins Online

November 13, 2013 9:33 AM
Families gathering for a meal or hosting a celebration this season have a resource for recipes, entertaining and gift ideas on Pinterest. Midwest Dairy Association, which works on behalf of more than 9,100 dairy farm families across 10 states, recently launched The Gift of Dairy Holiday Pinterest Contest to help share ideas and recipes about gifting dairy this holiday season.

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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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