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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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August 07, 2012 10:02 AM
An icon at the Illinois State Fair will celebrate her 90th birthday this year. Since 1922, the butter cow has graced the Dairy Building at the fair in Springfield. The unusual work of art is an Illinois State Fair tradition, drawing in fair-goers to see her likeness sculpted in more than 600 to 800 pounds of butter.
August 07, 2012 9:19 AM
When the Illinois State Fair opens this week, Midwest Dairy Association’s tradition will be an obvious reflection of the 2012 fair’s theme, “Family Fun for Everyone.” Thanks to the financial support of Illinois dairy farmers, the organization operates concessions and activities in the Dairy Building, which opened in 1903.
August 06, 2012 3:24 PM
Missouri dairy farmers would like nothing better than knowing their consumers understand what it means to be a a caretaker of cows and farms, and that those same people enjoy dairy products daily. That’s why they’re heavily involved with the Missouri State Fair August 9-19 in Sedalia, Mo.
July 17, 2012 1:59 PM
It’s easy to enjoy a walk through the dairy barn at the North Dakota State Fair, but if you’d like to make sure your questions about the cows are answered, Dairy Princess Marissa Leier will be on hand as your tour guide.
July 16, 2012 11:24 AM
After being put on hold after last year’s North Dakota State Fair fell victim to floods, the dairy farmers of North Dakota have completed work to debut a brand new milk shake wagon at this year’s fair, setting the stage for serving even more dairy products at the popular concession.
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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.