Allen Merrill, a dairy farmer from Parker, South Dakota, was re-elected chairman of Midwest Dairy during the organization’s annual meeting held in conjunction with the Western Dairy Forum in Phoenix, Arizona.
Hundreds of dairy farmers from across the nation will convene in Saint Paul, Minnesota July 16-18, 2019 for the second annual Dairy Experience Forum to gain a deeper understanding of today’s consumers and how their different values, shopping habits and consumption patterns impact how the industry can collaborate to build dairy demand.
Ytsje Andringa, an 18-year-old Great Plains Lutheran High School senior from Clear Lake, was crowned South Dakota Dairy Princess during the opening of the Central Plains Dairy Expo March 26 in Sioux Falls. Andringa is the 64th woman to hold the title representing South Dakota’s dairy farm families.
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.
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 State Dairy Convention.
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 with the Central Plains Dairy Expo and Convention.
College students with an interest in dairy can now apply to be a dairy ambassador in one of eight states across the Midwest. The Dairy Ambassador program provides students with leadership opportunities to connect with consumers and share their dairy story while networking with their peers and industry professionals.
The national dairy checkoff has awarded 13 academic scholarships to college students enrolled in programs that emphasize dairy and who have shown potential to become future dairy leaders. Eight of the winners come from farms located within Midwest Dairy’s 10-state region.
Hosted by CEO Lucas Lentsch, the first episodes of Dairy on the Air discuss how to make the critical connection with consumers and share insights from the recent Dairy Experience Forum.
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.