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.

For Media

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

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…

Eight Candidates Pursue Title of 66th Iowa Dairy Princess

2019-20 Iowa Dairy Princess to be Crowned August 7 at Iowa State Fairgrounds ANKENY, Iowa – Eight young women involved with the Iowa dairy community will compete to win the title of 66th Iowa State Dairy Princess Wednesday, Aug. 7,…

Second Annual Dairy Experience Forum Pushes Industry to Think with the Mindset of the Next Generation to Drive Disruptive Innovation

A live Generation Z focus group, expert panels and round-table discussions challenged dairy farmers, processors and partners to think differently about meeting the changing needs of today’s consumers ST. PAUL, Minn. (July 26, 2019) – Last week’s Dairy Experience Forum…

May 19, 2019

Finalists Named for 66th Princess Kay of the Milky Way

2019 Princess Kay of the Milky Way finalists. Front L to R: Elizabeth Golombiecki, Elizabeth Krienke, Lexie Lange, Brittney Tiede, Rachel Paskewitz. Back L to R: Kayla Biel, Amy Kyllo, Grace Jeurissen, Donna Honer, AnnaMarie Sachs. ST. CLOUD, Minn. –…

May 8, 2019

Iowa Dairy Farm Receives National Sustainability Award

Joan and John Maxwell of Cinnamon Ridge Farms received an award for Outstanding Dairy Farm at the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards ceremony in Rosemont, Illinois. Cinnamon Ridge Farms in Donahue recognized as one of just three Outstanding Dairy Farm winners…

May 7, 2019

Industry Leaders Share Forward-Thinking Trends to Drive Dairy Demand

Register Now to Reserve Your Spot at the Dairy Experience Forum July 16-18, 2019 ST. PAUL, Minn. – Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin and Midwest Dairy jointly announce the agenda for the second annual Dairy Experience Forum on July 16-18 at…

April 4, 2019

Midwest Dairy Elects Leadership

Corporate Board officers for 2019 include, from left: Barb Liebenstein, Charles Krause, Allen Merrill, Dan Hotvedt, Lowell Mueller. ST. PAUL, Minn. – Allen Merrill, a dairy farmer from Parker, South Dakota, was re-elected chairman of Midwest Dairy during the organization’s…

March 27, 2019

Midwest Dairy and Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin Announce Second Annual Dairy Experience Forum

The Event Will Bring Together Broader Dairy Community to Discuss Today’s Consumer and Industry Opportunities to Build Dairy Demand ST. PAUL, Minn. – Hundreds of dairy farmers from across the nation will convene in Saint Paul, Minnesota July 16-18, 2019…

March 26, 2019

Clear Lake Woman Crowned 64th South Dakota Dairy Princess

Ytsje Andringa (center) has been crowned the 64th South Dakota Dairy Princess. Also pictured: South Dakota Dairy Princess runner-up, Rebecca Schweer (left), and 63rd South Dakota Dairy Princess, Morgan Kohl (right). SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Ytsje Andringa, an 18-year-old Great…

Nebraska Dairy Princess Crowned

2019 Nebraska Dairy Princess Faith Junck COLUMBUS, Neb. – Faith Junck, a 17-year-old from Carroll, was crowned the Nebraska Dairy Princess during the annual Nebraska State Dairy Convention in Columbus Feb. 26th. Junck is the daughter of Dwaine and Priscilla…