Harvest 2016: Midwest Dairy Farm Round-Up

Posted On October 19th, 2016 by

It doesn’t seem like that look ago planting season in Midwest Dairy-land began. As per usual Mother Nature dictates when harvest begins and ends. When is the weather just right? What’s the window of time […]

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Empowering Women in Agriculture in Mexico

Posted On September 30th, 2016 by

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is a success.” – Henry Ford

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How to Melt Cheese for Soups, Sauces and Fondue

Posted On September 23rd, 2016 by
While we wait for Mother Nature to catch up to the season, I’m not wasting any time thinking about fall favorites. When the temperature drops, warm and tasty soups, fondues, sauces and pasta dishes gravitate toward our tables. Yet, have you ever tried to melt natural cheese and ended up with a clumpy, oily mess?
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Ask the Experts: What Do You Eat When… ?

Posted On September 19th, 2016 by

From bonfires, to sporting events, Halloween, pumpkin patches, apple-picking and more, fall has an abundance of fun seasonal activities. How do you enjoy autumn’s popular activities and heartier comfort foods, and still make healthier […]

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Fuel Up to Play 60 Develops Student Leaders

Posted On September 15th, 2016 by

I’ve personally seen how Fuel Up to Play 60 empowers students to improve the nutrition and physical activity environment in their schools.  The program impacts students’ lives by building confidence, developing leadership skills and improving […]

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What to do with 1,080 pounds of butter

Posted On September 6th, 2016 by

If you’ve been to the Minnesota State Fair, you’ve probably seen the iconic butter sculptures in the dairy building. Every year the 12 finalists for Princess Kay of the Milky Way are carved in 90 […]

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To Love Dairy Leftovers is to Reduce Food Waste

Posted On September 1st, 2016 by
The new school year is upon us, and my son, Topher, and I are on a mission to make it the best one yet. He’s a 6th grader, which means he’s now in middle school (sniff, sniff). And with middle school comes greater responsibility. While I will let his teachers define what this means in the classroom, I am going to work with him on what this means at home. In addition to having a longer chore list, he’s been named my wingman in helping to reduce food waste.
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Celebrating #100Dietitians Through the Lens of Midwest Dairy

Posted On August 24th, 2016 by

100 is an important number! Last year, National Dairy Council, of which Midwest Dairy is an affiliate, celebrated its 100th anniversary. In 2017 the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will celebrate its 100th anniversary.

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Dairy Protein for the Win!

Posted On August 1st, 2016 by
Competition on the world's stage starts soon, and as a dietitian and an athlete, I have nothing but red, white and moo on my mind. Why? Because dairy and the natural milk protein it delivers plays a central theme in fueling elite athletes. Here are a few ways dairy helps athletes go for the gold.
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