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.
Dairy Makes Sense
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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“Lights, Camera, Action!” for Health-Minded Local Students Appearing with Chicago Bears Players in NFL TV Promo
November 06, 2012 8:00 AM
Students at Ridge Family Center for Learning, national winner of the Fuel Up to Play 60 Casting Call Challenge, were rewarded today for their exemplary efforts to eat healthy and get active, when Bears quarterback Jason Campbell, center/guard Roberto Garza and cornerback Charles "Peanut" Tillman made a special visit to the Elk Grove Village elementary school.
National Dairy Council®, Leprino Foods and Midwest Dairy Council Award $100,000 in Grants to Fund K-12 Schools Fuel Up to Play 60 Grab and Go Programs
October 23, 2012
National Dairy Council®, Leprino Foods and Midwest Dairy Council are demonstrating its continued commitment to child health and wellness by partnering with Leprino Foods to expand its Grab and Go pilot program to an additional 40 schools across the country.
Waukegan Student Hones Leadership Skills at Nutrition + Physical Activity Learning Connection Summit
October 12, 2012 2:11 PM
Alejandro Guadarrama, an eighth-grader at Miguel Juarez Middle School in Waukegan, was among eight student leaders selected to attend the 2012 GENYOUth Learning Connection Summit in Washington, DC on September 18-19.
September 24, 2012 4:34 PM
Rogers Middle School cheerleaders Reja Franklin and Maria Stoencheva helped their school earn national recognition by winning Fuel Up to Play 60’s Touchdown Dance Challenge, earning a visit from an NFL player at an upcoming school assembly.
Survey Finds Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Sparking Significant Increases in Student Participation, Impact across the Midwest
September 18, 2012 8:00 AM
Following the release of national data, new data shows that Fuel Up to Play 60 is seeing significant increases in student participation, engagement, awareness and impact across the Midwest.
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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.