Stephanie Cundith, MS, RD, LD
Communications Manager and Nutrition Spokesperson
Sr. Communications Manager
Agricultural and Dairy Industry Trade Media
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Scientific Advisory Council
Meet the Scientists who contribute to and review our Fact Sheets. The Midwest Dairy Association Scientific Advisory Council is comprised of six leading dairy health, animal care and nutrition, farm environment, human health and nutrition, and dairy food experts.
Lucas Lentsch, CEO
Lucas Lentsch is the CEO of Midwest Dairy Association, which works on behalf of 8,000 dairy farm families in 10 Midwestern states to increase dairy sales, foster dairy innovation and inspire consumer confidence in dairy foods and farmers. Lentsch’s upbringing on a family dairy farm and his background in agriculture root him to an industry he is committed to serving.
Jerry Messer, Chairman
Jerry Messer of Beaver Creek Ranch farms in Richardton, North Dakota with three of his brothers: Mark, Greg and Scott and their spouses. Together the Messer family partnership milks 240 head of Holsteins, operates an 850-cow beef herd and farms an amazing 19,000 acres of corn, wheat, barley, oats and alfalfa.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Heather Lauinger, 17, daughter of Danny and Roxanne Lauinger of Strasburg, was crowned North Dakota’s 69th State Dairy Princess Tuesday in Bismarck June 28. Her coronation took place during a luncheon with the North Dakota Division board of Midwest Dairy Association, which sponsors the princess program.
St. PAUL, Minn. – Call It Breakfast ― made with Minnesota dairy farmers’ secret, State Fair-recipe vanilla ice cream or malt, topped with sprinkles, chocolate and latte-flavored syrup, and chunks of bakery-fresh doughnuts ― will join the traditional ice cream flavors at the Dairy Goodness Bar at the Minnesota […]
Dairy Farmers ask Minnesota State Fair-goers to Vote for 2016 “Flavor of the Fair” Featured Malt Flavor, May 16-25
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Dairy Goodness Bar malts at the Minnesota State Fair are a time-honored tradition, and fair-goers know they can expect mainstays like vanilla and chocolate, and favorites like apple-caramel and rhubarb-strawberry to appear each year. However, for the second year in a row, Midwest Dairy Association […]