Checkoff Success Stories

Read how Midwest Dairy is working to fulfill our mission of Bringing Dairy to Life. Explore the stories to learn more about our work and how we represent dairy farm families in the Midwest.

Research Spotlight

Whey Protein Popsicle Offers Nutrition and Indulgence

The Midwest Dairy Foods Research Center’s University of Minnesota team, in partnership with U.S. Dairy Exports Council (USDEC), showcased a prototype for a whey protein-based lemon ginger popsicle at the international 2018 Institute of Food Technology conference. With 10g protein…

Schools Spotlight

Minnesota Cheesemaker Featured in National Farm-to-table Education Curriculum

Minnesota dairy farmer and cheesemaker, Alise Sjostrom, is featured in Discovery Education, a program designed to bring dairy farming into classrooms across the nation. Sjostrom is part of a “Farmer Spotlight” lesson plan during which students learn more about her…

Consumer Confidence Spotlight

Farm-to-Table Events Change How Food Influencers Think about Dairy Farming and Foods

“I’ll never look at a gallon of milk the same way again,” wrote Kansas culinarian Lauren Lane in an Instagram post she shared following her attendance at Midwest Dairy’s Bringing Dairy to Life dinner event in Kansas City. What changed…

Leadership Development Spotlight

College Students Bring Dairy to Life through Dairy Ambassador Program

This year, 31 college students have been selected to serve as dairy ambassadors as part of a program that now extends across eight states including: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota. This group students will serve…

Retail Spotlight

Coborn’s Holiday Cheese Promotion Fuels Increased Sales

To help consumers ring in the winter holiday season, Minnesota-based retailer Coborn's, provided some great entertaining ideas for shoppers by pairing Minnesota cheeses and pears a delicious, two-month promotion. The promotion was successful as store shoppers were eager to participate,…

Schools Spotlight

Checkoff Support Leads to More Milk for More Students

In 2017-2018, Midwest Dairy provided support to the Webb City School District in Webb City, Missouri, to introduce breakfast programs which would give students greater access to a nutritious morning meal including dairy.Within the school year, three schools in the district launched Grab N’…

Feeding the Community Spotlight

Access to Dairy and Refrigeration Helps the Food Insecure

The footprint of Harvesters – The Community Food Network serves a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. As a regional food bank, Harvesters sees generous donations of canned and dry foods, however perishable foods, such as fresh milk,…