The 12 young women who will compete for the title of Minnesota’s 64th Princess Kay of the Milky Way have been named, paving the way for each of them to have their likenesses carved in blocks of butter during the 2017 Minnesota State Fair.
More than 75 years since the annual celebration began, June Dairy Month continues to recognize dairy products and the farmers who produce them. The festivities will kick off with World Milk Day on June 1.
Minnesota’s county dairy princesses will gather May 19-21, concluding a leadership development weekend with the announcement of the 12 finalists for the next Princess Kay of the Milky Way.
Midwest Dairy Association’s North Dakota Division is seeking candidates to serve as North Dakota’s 70th Dairy Princess. The entry deadline is Wednesday, May 31.
Nancy Huls (Eggink) has been named vice president of research and insights for Midwest Dairy Association, a nonprofit in St. Paul funded by dairy farm families through the dairy checkoff. In her new role, Huls will work directly with the Midwest Dairy Foods Research Center on projects to help meet and grow consumer demand for dairy.
Alexandra Larson, Minnesota-based registered dietitian and health and wellness program manager for Midwest Dairy Council, received the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year award at the 2017 Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND) annual conference in Minneapolis.
Marley Sugar, Kansas-based registered dietitian and health and wellness program manager for Midwest Dairy Council, has received the 2017 Emerging Dietetic Leader award at the Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (KSAND) annual conference in Kansas City, Missouri.
Allen Merrill, a dairy farmer from Parker, South Dakota, is the new chairman of Midwest Dairy Association, elected during the organization’s annual meeting held in conjunction with the Western Dairy Forum in Phoenix, Arizona.
From Sweet and Spicy to Salty and Tart, Dairy Farmers ask Fans to Vote for the 2017 “Flavor of the Fair” April 7-17
As the days get longer and weather gets warmer, Minnesotan’s yearn for the long, lazy days of summer. And nothing tastes better on a hot day than an ice-cold malt. But what about a malt with dill pickle chips mixed in? Or crushed up spiced “airplane” cookies in a sundae with lemon and chocolate? Or a taco-inspired malt?
Krista Harringa, an 18-year-old South Dakota State University (SDSU) student from Brandt, was crowned South Dakota Dairy Princess during the opening of the Central Plains Dairy Expo March 28 in Sioux Falls. Harringa is the 62nd woman to hold the title representing South Dakota’s dairy farm families.