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August 22, 2012 9:45 PM
Christine Reitsma, an 18-year-old college student from Sauk Centre, was crowned the 59th Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds August 22.
August 22, 2012 7:16 AM
If you don’t see dairy’s presence at the South Dakota State Fair, you’ve probably spent most of your time on the midway. Beyond the cows that are among the exhibits in the barn, the state’s dairy farmers take their involvement at the fair pretty seriously.
August 14, 2012 3:44 PM
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn today signed a pledge to support Fuel Up to Play 60, an in-school health and wellness program that encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods and to achieve 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Timed to coincide with the new school year, the special event was held in the historic Dairy Building at the Illinois State Fair as part of “Agriculture Day.”
August 14, 2012 1:58 PM
You’ve had cheese curds at the Minnesota State Fair, but never like this: The Dairy Goodness Bar, located in the Dairy Building, will now serve fresh cheese curds in two delicious flavors, white cheddar and zesty cheddar. The 4-oz. bags will cost $3. Also new this year, the Dairy Goodness Bar is serving Greek yogurt in
This year’s Minnesota State Fair features delicious new offerings at the Dairy Goodness Bar, stories from Princess Kay finalists about what it’s like to grow up on a dairy farm, and chocolate milk and malts for the 1,500 participants of the State Fair’s Milk Run.
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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.