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 related requests, contact Jennifer Voegele, Vice President, Dairy Experience, Marketing Communications, Dairy Experience, 563-886-6020.

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…

January 18, 2019

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. 26, 2019, at the Ramada Inn in Columbus, NE. The event is held in conjunction with the Nebraska…

South Dakota Dairy Princess Candidates Sought

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The Midwest Dairy Association South Dakota Division is seeking candidates to participate in the State Dairy Princess contest scheduled Mar. 26, 2019, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls. The event is held in conjunction…

October 31, 2018

Midwest Dairy Seeking Applicants for Ambassador Program

Opportunity for college students interested in dairy to serve as industry advocates ST. PAUL, Minn. – College students with an interest in dairy can now apply to be a dairy ambassador in one of eight states across the Midwest. The…

October 29, 2018

Eight Midwest Students Receive National Dairy Board Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to students who have shown potential to become future dairy leaders ST. PAUL, Minn. – The national dairy checkoff has awarded 13 academic scholarships to college students enrolled in programs that emphasize dairy and who have shown potential…

Midwest Dairy Launches New Podcast

Featuring Relevant Conversations About Issues and Trends Impacting the Dairy Community Hosted by CEO Lucas Lentsch, first episodes of Dairy on the Air discuss how to make the critical connection with consumers and share insights from the recent Dairy Experience…

August 22, 2018

Minnesota Dairy Community Crowns 65th Princess Kay of the Milky Way

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Rebekka Paskewitz (PAS-SKI-WITZ), a 20-year-old college student from Browerville, Minnesota, representing Todd County, was crowned the 65th Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Aug. 22. Paskewitz will…

August 20, 2018

‘Undeniably Dairy’ Celebration at the 2018 Nebraska State Fair To Feature Conversations with Farmers, Recipe Demonstrations

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – Nearly 400,000 fairgoers will be able to celebrate “Undeniably Dairy” at the Nebraska State Fair, August 24 through September 3, as Nebraska dairy farmers work to bring dairy to life and share their dairy farm stories,…