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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Ag Media Requests

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

Consumer Media Requests

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

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,…

August 8, 2018

Inaugural Farm to Fair Dinner to be Featured at the 2018 Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, Iowa – Have you ever wondered how your dinner got from the farm to your plate? Iowa farmers are inviting 500 lucky guests to join them at the largest dinner table ever set at the Iowa State Fair,…

August 8, 2018

Jessica Schmitt Crowned 65th Iowa Dairy Princess

Jessica Schmitt, 2018-19 Iowa Dairy PrincessGrace Howe, 2018-19 Iowa Dairy Princess Alternate DES MOINES, Iowa – Jessica Schmitt, an 18-year-old from Fort Atkinson, was crowned the 65th Iowa Dairy Princess during an evening ceremony at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in…

August 6, 2018

Make Delicious Dairy Memories at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair

Indulge in That’s S’more Like It Malts and Sundaes, Watch the 65th Princess Kay of the Milky Way Coronation and Celebrate 64 Years of the All-You-Can Drink Milk Stand SAINT PAUL, Minn. (August 2018) – From butter sculptures to bottomless…

August 6, 2018

Fact Sheet: Midwest Dairy Association’s Dairy Goodness Bar & All‐You‐Can‐Drink Milk Stand

Dairy Goodness Bar All‐You‐Can‐Drink Milk Stand Background The All-You-Can-Drink Milk Stand at the corner of Judson and Clough (kitty-corner from the Coliseum) is owned by Minnesota’s 3,500 dairy farmers and operated by Midwest Dairy.The Milk Stand serves 2 percent white…

August 6, 2018

65th Princess Kay of the Milky Way to be Crowned Wednesday Evening, August 22

ST. PAUL, Minn. – On the eve of the Minnesota State Fair, Minnesota’s dairy community will officially kick off the Great Minnesota Get-Together by celebrating the coronation of the 65th Princess Kay of the Milky Way. On Wednesday evening, August…

August 6, 2018

Fact Sheet: Butter Sculpting

Background The butter sculpting booth (in the Dairy Building, corner of Judson Avenue and Underwood Street) is a Midwest Dairy Minnesota State Fair exhibit sponsored by Minnesota’s nearly 3,500 dairy farmers. It’s one of the most popular attractions at the…

August 6, 2018

‘That’s S’more Like It’ Malts and Sundaes Join Dairy Goodness Bar Menu for 2018 Minnesota State Fair

The s’mores-flavored creation is the winner of fourth annual Flavor of the Fair public voting contest St. PAUL, Minn. – That’s S’more Like It malts and sundaes – made with Minnesota dairy farmers’ secret, State Fair-recipe vanilla ice cream or…

2018 Princess Kay Candidate Biographies

Meet the 2018 Princess Kay of the Milky Way candidates.