Press Room

For ag and industry trade or consumer media inquiries, and to get the latest news on dairy checkoff in the Midwest, the Press Room is the place to check out. Find contact information for press to direct questions and interview requests. Scroll through press releases to read the latest updates on efforts to build demand for, and grow trust in, dairy.

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Midwest Dairy Corporate Communications Manager Stephanie Cundith.

Ag Media Requests

For ag media related requests, contact Stephanie Cundith, manager, Corporate Communications, 913-904-8328.

Midwest Dairy Vice President, Dairy Experience – Marketing Communications Jennifer Voegele.

Consumer Media Requests

For consumer media related requests, contact Jennifer Voegele, Vice President, Dairy Experience, Marketing Communications, Dairy Experience, 651-401-6390.

Midwest Dairy Leaders Elected to National Boards

Five farmers from ten-state region will work on behalf of dairy industry for 2019-20 terms St. Paul, Minn. – Five Midwest Dairy leaders are among the newly elected officers of Dairy Management Inc.™ (DMI), the National Dairy Promotion and Research…

Missouri Dairy Farmer Wins Prestigious Lyng Award

NEW ORLEANS, La. - The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) honored William "Bill" Siebenborn of Trenton, Missouri, as the 2019 recipient of the Richard E. Lyng Award for his contributions and distinguished service to dairy promotion. Siebenborn was…

National Dairy Board Scholarships Awarded to Midwest Students

St. Paul, Minn. – The national dairy checkoff announced the recipients of its academic scholarships to students enrolled in programs that emphasize dairy and who have shown potential to become future industry leaders. Eight of this year’s scholarship winners are…

Midwest Dairy Names Molly Pelzer as Next CEO

Midwest Dairy, the organization representing 7,000 dairy families across the Midwest, announced that the Corporate Board of Directors has chosen Molly Pelzer as the organization’s next chief executive officer. Pelzer, who currently serves as Midwest Dairy’s chief experience officer, succeeds…

Ice cream, Shakes and All-You-Can-Drink Milk to be Featured at the 2019 South Dakota State Fair

HURON, S.D. – More than 220,000 consumers will experience dairy at the South Dakota State Fair this year. From engaging in conversations with local dairy farmers and ambassadors to meeting Dairy Princess Ytsje Andringa and tasting hand scooped ice cream,…

Minnesota Dairy Community Crowns 66th Princess Kay of the Milky Way

St. PAUL, Minn. - Amy Kyllo (AMY KY-LOW), a 19-year-old college student from Byron, Minn., representing Olmsted County, was crowned the 66th Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Aug. 21. Kyllo…

Dairy Delights at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Food, friends and fun are annually abundant at the Minnesota State Fair – just like bottomless milk, creamy malts and flavorful cheese. This year, visitors to the fair have a variety of ways to celebrate the…

Dairy-Based Experiences at the 2019 Nebraska State Fair Include Cooking Demonstrations and Dairy Princesses

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – More than 315,000 attendees will experience dairy in new, exciting ways at the Nebraska State Fair this year. From engaging in conversations with local dairy farmers to meeting the Nebraska Dairy Princesses and tasting gelato, root…

Second Annual Farm to Fair Dinner to be Held at the 2019 Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, Iowa – Imagine sharing a meal made from recipes using locally-sourced ingredients off the farm, inside the historic Pioneer Livestock Pavilion during the Iowa State Fair. Iowa farmers are inviting 500 lucky guests to join them for Farm…

Gerken Dairy Center Celebrates 20th Birthday at the 2019 Missouri State Fair

SEDALIA, Mo. – More than 400,000 will experience dairy in new, exciting ways at the Missouri State Fair this year. From celebrating the Gerken Dairy’s Center’s 20th birthday to engaging in conversations with local dairy farmers and tasting the Grilled…

Julie Hammerand Crowned 66th Iowa Dairy Princess

Julie Hammerand, a 18-year-old from Sherrill, Iowa, was crowned the 66th Iowa Dairy Princess during an evening ceremony at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines tonight.  Hammerand, daughter of Jerry and Lois Hammerand, will spend the year serving as a goodwill ambassador for Iowa's dairy…

Make Delicious Dairy Memories at the 2019 Illinois State Fair

From a cow made of butter to award-winning cream puffs, it’s time once again to celebrate all things dairy at the Illinois State Fair, happening August 8-18, 2019 in Springfield, Ill. Midwest Dairy invites visitors to come to the Dairy…