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's Trish Scorpio.

Ag Media Requests

For ag media related requests, contact Trish Scorpio, vice president, Corporate Communications, 651-788-5312.

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

Consumer Media Requests

For consumer media requests related to topics around sustainable nutrition or local events, contact Jennifer Voegele, Vice President, Dairy Experience – Marketing Communications, 651-401-6390.

Finalists Named for 67th Princess Kay of the Milky Way After First-Ever Virtual Judging

ST. PAUL, Minn. (May 17, 2020) — Ten dairy princesses from across Minnesota have been named finalists for the 67th Princess Kay of the Milky Way, after participating in virtual judging sessions held May 15-16. The virtual judging took the…

Midwest Dairy Donates $500,000 to Food Banks

Contributions across the organization’s 10-state region will help meet the dairy demand food banks and pantries are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic Saint Paul, Minn. – On behalf of 6,500 dairy farm families across the Midwest, Midwest Dairy announced they…

May Leadership and Promotion Event Cancelled

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The May Leadership and Promotion Event that gathers dairy princesses from across the state, scheduled for May 15-17, 2020, has been cancelled. The Princess Committee and staff have decided to rely on technology to continue with…

Midwest Dairy Selects Students from Nebraska to Serve as Dairy Ambassadors

LINCOLN, Neb. – Midwest Dairy today announced that six students were selected this year to be Dairy Ambassadors for the state of Nebraska. Ambassadors were selected to improve their leadership and communication skills while advocating for the dairy industry. Throughout…

Midwest Dairy Announces Inaugural Class for Dairy Experience and Agricultural Leadership Program

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Midwest Dairy announced today the first class of the Dairy Experience and Agricultural Leadership Program (DEAL), a new initiate that will help develop the dairy leaders of tomorrow. This 18-month program provides an opportunity for young…

Midwest Dairy to Share Checkoff Highlights at the 53rd Annual North Dakota Dairy Convention

BISMARCK, N.D. – During the 53rd Annual North Dakota Dairy Convention on January 22, taking place at the Ramada in Bismarck, dairy farmers will have the opportunity to hear how their checkoff is making an impact on increasing dairy sales…

Nebraska Dairy Princess Candidates Sought

Lincoln, NE – The Midwest Dairy - Nebraska Division is seeking candidates to participate in the State Dairy Princess contest scheduled Feb. 25, 2020, at the Ramada Inn in Columbus, NE. The event is held in conjunction with the Nebraska…

Minnesota Dairy Farmers are Invited to Attend 2020 District Meetings

St. Paul, Minnesota – Please Join Midwest Dairy staff at the 2020 District Meetings. During annual district meetings, Midwest Dairy staff and District Chairs will present a recap of 2019 checkoff programming. All Minnesota dairy farmers are invited to attend.…

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…