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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Midwest Dairy’s blog features our program experts in Nutrition, Retail and Schools plus dairy farmers and industry experts. It is a forum to share and dialogue about the many reasons why dairy makes sense for you and your family.
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April 15, 2013 4:09 PM
Many people are taking advantage of warmer temperatures and increased hours of sunlight to get fit and ready for the summer. As they dive into new exercise regimens, hit the practice fields or take to hiking trails, they will be looking for ways to fuel their efforts. Enter dairy, a protein powerhouse that provides numerous benefits to active individuals.
April 04, 2013 2:44 PM
Thanks to the support of hundreds of South Dakotans, dairy farm families presented Feeding South Dakota with a donation of more than $12,500 at a benefit concert on March 26. Dairy farmers invited the public to "Be Our Guest" at a Phil Vassar concert at the annual Central Plains Dairy Expo for a $10 donation to Feeding South Dakota. Donations will be used to purchase dairy foods to stock food banks across the state.
March 27, 2013 8:45 PM
Audrey Souza, Milbank, is South Dakota’s newest State Dairy Princess. She was crowned tonight (Wed., March 27) in Sioux Falls during the Central Plains Dairy Expo. Sousa is the 58th woman to wear the crown.
March 20, 2013 8:00 AM
Earl Bennett (#80), a wide receiver for the Chicago Bears, will share his tips for eating healthy and staying active with students and staff at Timber Ridge Middle School (Plainfield CCSD 202) on Wednesday, March 20 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 2101 Bronk Rd. in Plainfield, and at Gregory Math & Science Elementary Academy (City of Chicago SD 299) on Thursday, March 21 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 3715 W. Polk St. in Chicago – East Garfield Park.
March 14, 2013 4:19 PM
Local dairy farm families are again inviting people to join them at a special performance by a nationally-known country music artist to help provide nutritious dairy foods to South Dakotans in need.
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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.