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 seven leading dairy health, animal care and nutrition, farm environment, human health and nutrition, and dairy food experts.
Mike Kruger, CEO
Mike Kruger is CEO of Midwest Dairy Association, the dairy checkoff organization representing and funded by 20 percent of the nation’s dairy farmers.
Mike has 35 years of experience in dairy promotion and a lifelong devotion to the industry that started when he grew up on a dairy farm in southern Minnesota. He has managed the Midwest Dairy Association since 1985, overseeing its expansion from one state to 10 states.
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.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Carrie Weaver of Bancroft was crowned the South Dakota’s 61st Dairy Princess tonight (Tues., March 29) in Sioux Falls during the kickoff for the Central Plains Dairy Expo.
The new princess is the 19-year-old daughter of Dave and Deb Weaver. She attends Lake Area Technical Institute […]
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota’s 61st Dairy Princess will be crowned in Sioux Falls the evening of Tuesday, March 29. A free program is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Convention Center Rooms 8 and 9 in Sioux Falls, in conjunction with the Central […]
Annual Meeting Held in Minneapolis March 8-9
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Jerry Messer, a dairy farmer from Richardton, N.D., will continue to lead Midwest Dairy Association in the coming year. Messer was re-elected chairman of the checkoff organization during the group’s annual meeting in Minneapolis on March 8-9. Allen Merrill, Parker, […]