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Midwest Dairy to Provide New Experience at Sioux Empire Fair

July 28, 2014 1:19 PM
Midwest Dairy’s involvement in this year’s Sioux Empire Fair in Sioux Falls has been taken up a notch with the opening of the Pipestone Discovery Barn. The new feature will have its grand opening on Friday, August 1, at 5 p.m., offering many new experiences for those attending the fair, including a milking parlor with daily milking demonstrations and actual live cows expecting to give birth.

Thirteen Candidates to Compete for 61st Iowa State Dairy Princess

July 24, 2014 3:39 PM
Thirteen young women involved with the Iowa dairy community will compete to win the title of 61st Iowa State Dairy Princess. The contest will begin on August 5 in Ankeny, with the coronation on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 8 p.m. at the Multi-Media Center of the Cattle Barn at the state fairgrounds in Des Moines.

Study Identifies Opportunities to Fill Dairy Demand Growth

July 23, 2014 1:09 PM
The Midwest has the potential to capture its share of growing domestic and global dairy demand opportunities, according to a recently completed economic study funded by Midwest Dairy Association through the dairy checkoff.

Midwest Student and Adult Leaders Convene at National Youth and Thought Leader Summits to Take Action for Healthy, High-Acheiving Schools

July 17, 2014 2:25 PM
This week, more than 900 students and thought leaders - including more than 50 representatives from the Midwest - gathered at three high-profile events in Texas to recommit their support for healthy change in America’s schools.

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.

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Office: 913.319.7234
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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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