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Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors Recognizes Stacy Dohle for Service to Dairy Industry

by Stephanie Cundith, MS, RD, LD | Feb 5, 2018 | 0 comments

Stacy Dohle

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors presented Stacy Dohle of Pleasant Hope, Mo., with the Meritorious Service Award during an awards ceremony at the University of Missouri (MU) Animal Science Research Center in Columbia on Feb. 2. Dohle, a farmer relations manager with Midwest Dairy, received the award for her outstanding support and service to the Missouri dairy industry.

“Stacy Dohle has done much to promote agriculture and dairy, not only in Missouri, but also throughout the Midwest,” said Joe Horner, foundation executive secretary and MU Extension dairy economist.

Dohle joined Midwest Dairy in 2000. In her role, she inspires consumer confidence and trust in dairy farmers and their on-farm production practices. In the past six years, Dohle has helped with more than 300 dairy farmer presentations and farm tours reaching a wide variety of industry leaders, food and nutrition thought leaders, and students preparing for a wide variety of food, nutrition and agriculture-related careers. “People today want to understand more about where their food comes from and how it is produced,” said Lucas Lentsch, Midwest Dairy CEO. “Through her work at Midwest Dairy, Stacy brings a deep passion and commitment to helping dairy farmers share their dairy stories with others to build and inspire trust.”

Dohle also manages the Gerken Dairy Center at the Missouri State Fair, which includes overseeing the butter sculpture creation, hosting dairy organization meetings, visiting with state dignitaries and creating a positive dairy experience for fairgoers.

Additionally, through a partnership with the St. Louis Cardinals, Dohle promotes agriculture and the dairy industry. Projects include a growth poster featuring a player with a “milk mustache” and the Cardinals Race to the Plate Partnership.

Dohle is a charter member of Missouri Farmers Care and a member of National Association of Farm Broadcasters, National Agri-Marketing Association, American Jersey Cattle Association and St. Louis Agribusiness Club.

Prior to Midwest Dairy, she served as farm news director of KTTS radio in Springfield, Mo., reporting farm news and markets 12 times per day. Dohle holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications from Missouri State University.

She and her husband, Dean, have one son. They raise beef cattle and milk 50 registered Jersey cattle.

Stephanie Cundith, MS, RD, LD
Manager, Corporate Communications at Midwest Dairy

As a registered dietitian and nutrition spokesperson for Midwest Dairy Council, I work on behalf of dairy farmers to communicate the benefits of dairy nutrition. In addition to Dairy Makes Sense, I am a blogger for The Dairy Report.

I write from the perspective of a working mom who recognizes the challenges families face when sorting out nutrition information and putting healthy foods on the table. Dairy foods like milk, cheese and yogurt - all proven to play a critical role in overall health and development – take center stage in my family’s meal plan. As a runner who always is training for the next big race, I also write from the perspective of an athlete. I understand the important role nutrition plays in fueling an active lifestyle and believe that dairy helps me perform at my best.

My education background may be considered non-traditional in the field of dietetics. I have an undergraduate degree in journalism. After graduation I decided to go back to school to study nutrition and become a dietitian. I joined the Midwest Dairy staff eight years ago. Before that, I worked as a hospital dietitian and a weight management coach.

I'm originally from Pennsylvania, but Kansas has been my home now for more than ten years. Favorite pastimes include traveling east to visit family, cooking, and doing anything outside - especially distance running or chasing after my nine year-old son.

Let’s talk more about dairy nutrition, health and fitness! Follow me on Twitter @scundithRD.

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