Midwest Dairy Association

Illinois State Fair

The Dairy Building at the Illinois State Fair is the center of action each August, and Midwest Dairy Association provides the attractions there. Each year, the butter cow sculpture has a different theme, unveiled just before the fair begins. A dairy products contest, games and displays are featured in the building. But most popular by far – the Dairy Bar, where ice cream and other dairy treats abound.

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Midwest Dairy Farmers Tell Their Story through New Cookbook

Midwest dairy farmers often share their stories through the one thing every person can connect with: food. “The Dairy Good Cookbook: Everyday Comfort Food from America’s Dairy Farm Families” was inspired by consumers’ passion for cooking and recipe sharing. Released in June, the cookbook is among the items available to Illinois State Fair visitors who visit the Dairy Building.



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Governor Bruce Rauner at 2015 Illinois State Fair State Fair

This past weekend Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and Director of Agriculture Phil Nelson met with butter cow sculptor Sharon BuMann and got to enjoy one of our legen-dairy real cream puffs. We hope you visit us at the Illinois State Fair too!

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Governor Bruce Rauner at 2015 Illinois State Fair State Fair 2

Governor Bruce Rauner makes second visit to the Dairy Building in two days. He told Industry Relations Manager, Marla Behrends that the cream puff had was great and wanted to try the raspberry milkshake. The next morning he was giving raving reviews of both products and the dairy building on the Springfield radio station.

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2015 Illinois State Fair Butter Cow

Granddaughter picks up showing skills from her proud Grandpa!

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2015 Illinois State Fair Butter Cow 2

Champion Butter Cow by Sharon Bumann

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2015 Illinois State Fair Butter Cow 3

Sharon Bumann applies finishing touches to the 2015 Illinois State Fair Butter Cow. The best one ever.

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