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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 Vice President, Dairy Experience – Marketing Communications Jennifer Voegele.

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For media requests, contact Jennifer Voegele, vice president, Dairy Experience – Marketing Communications, 651-401-6390.

Minnesota dairy community crowns 68th Princess Kay of the Milky Way

Anna Euerle (EARL-EE), a 19-year-old college student from ­­Litchfield, Minnesota, representing Meeker County, was crowned the 68th Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Aug. 25. Euerle will serve as the official…

Hillary Burken crowned 68th Iowa Dairy Princess

Hillary Burken, a 17-year-old from Cliton, Iowa, was crowned the 68th Iowa Dairy Princess during an evening ceremony at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines on Wednesday, Aug. 11. Hillary, daughter of Marty Burken, Susan O’Neill and Lisa Lofquist, will spend the…

New dairy exhibit opens at Grant’s Farm

Midwest Dairy moo-ved into Grant’s Farm this season with the sponsorship of a new dairy exhibit featuring 12 dairy calves representing each dairy cattle breed. The new Grant’s Farm Dairy exhibit, located adjacent to the Bauernhof Courtyard, is a covered…

Finalists named for 68th Princess Kay of the Milky Way

ST. PAUL, Minnesota — Ten dairy princesses from across Minnesota have been named finalists for the 68th Princess Kay of the Milky Way, after participating in virtual or in-person judging sessions held May 14-15. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the typical Dairy Promotion and Leadership event…

Midwest Dairy elects leadership

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Allen Merrill from Parker, South Dakota, was re-elected chairman of Midwest Dairy during the organization’s annual meeting held last week in Des Moines, Iowa. Elections for the Corporate board officer team also were held. Charles Krause,…

Midwest Dairy announces selection of 2021 Nebraska Dairy Ambassadors

Five college students to serve as dairy industry advocates COLUMBUS, Nebraska – In another move toward shaping future dairy champions, Midwest Dairy announces the 2021 class of Nebraska Dairy Ambassadors. This group of five students will promote the dairy community…

Hoskins Woman Crowned Nebraska Dairy Princess

COLUMBUS, Nebraska - Lindsey Marotz, a 19-year-old University of Nebraska elementary education major from Hoskins was crowned Nebraska Dairy Princess during the Nebraska State Dairy Convention Banquet on March 18 in Columbus, Nebraska. Marotz, the daughter of Kevin and Leah…

Minnesota dairy farmers invited to virtual 2021 district meeting

St. Paul, Minnesota – Due to current COVID-19 restrictions and out of concern for the safety of all participants, the 2021 Minnesota District meetings will be held virtually through Zoom. Join us on February 17 at 11:30 a.m. as Midwest…

Former Midwest Dairy CEO recognized with prestigious Lyng award

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) has honored Mike Kruger as the 2020 recipient of the Richard E. Lyng Award for his contributions and distinguished service to dairy promotion. Kruger, former CEO of Midwest Dairy…

National Dairy Board scholarship winners announced

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. Seven of this year’s scholarship winners are…

Minnesota dairy community crowns 67th Princess Kay of the Milky Way

Saint Paul, Minn. – Brenna Connelly, a 19-year-old college student from Byron, Minnesota, representing Olmsted County, was crowned the 67th Princess Kay of the Milky Way at a private ceremony that was streamed virtually on Aug. 12. Connelly will serve…

Meghan Hettinga crowned 67th Iowa Dairy Princess

ANKENY, Iowa – Meghan Hettinga, a 20-year-old from Orange City, Iowa, was crowned the 67th Iowa Dairy Princess during an afternoon ceremony at the Courtyard by Marriott in Ankeny. Meghan, daughter of Jason and Mary Hettinga, will spend the year serving as a…